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.
Very disappointed with some points in this article,Congolese people been paying the price since 1996 when Kabila started his rebellion with his western friends more than 6 millions dead is that for the settlement? This time the Congolese people will be stronger than him, HE WILL NOT LEAD AGAIN, he has no more than 20% of people in the country ho truly support him. HE WILL GO VERY SOON.