BBC Analysis: DR Congo elections open new wounds – By Theodore Trefon
African Arguments writer Theodore Trefon has a new analysis piece on the BBC website:
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s victory in the 28 November election is fragile and contested.
His swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday. But main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, 79, will also be sworn in as president “by the people” on Friday at a mass rally Martyrs’ stadium in the capital, Kinshasa…
Theodore Trefon is senior researcher at the Royal Museum for Central Africa and author of the book Congo Masquerade: The political culture of aid inefficiency and reform failure.