DR Congo

Kambale Musavuli writes on the challenges that the Congolese people face after they ended Joseph Kabila’s nearly two decades of repressive rule

Despite the country having rich mineral deposit, most of the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo live in extreme poverty. However, a new generation of youth are determined to overcome this contradiction and break the culture of plunder.

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Felix Tshisekedi was declared the president of DR Congo, having won 4% more votes than his nearest rival Martin Fayulu, who had the edge in opinion polls. The candidate of outgoing president Joseph Kabila came third

The Election Commission postponed the polling in the eastern region of the country, which is said to be a stronghold of the opposition groups, citing outbreak of Ebola and violence.

According to reports, the government has been purposely delaying the elections since 2016 and relentlessly attacking the opposition’s electoral campaigns

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