Congo : Congo’s President Is Preparing for War Against His Own People

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Congo’s President Is Preparing for War Against His Own People

Joseph Kabila isn’t preparing for new elections to pick a successor. He’s steeling himself for massive popular unrest by stocking up on riot gear and water cannons.


NSHASA, Congo — In a calm corner of this typically chaotic capital city, the expressionless face of President Joseph Kabila stares down from a billboard urging patience and dialogue. “I launch a final appeal to those who still hesitate to respond to the resounding call of their homeland,” the sign reads in a veiled reference to the country’s dangerous electoral impasse ...





https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/08/how-congos-president-plans-to-stay-in-power-joseph-kabila-elections-riots-glissement/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New Campaign&utm_term=Flashpoints

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