DRC: Elections and “Rwandanization”

For Musengeshi Katata from Forum Realisance (FR) a victory for Joseph Kabila in the upcoming election would only prolong the “rwandanization” of the Congo. The “rwandanization” of the Congo started when Laurent Kabila, Joseph's predecessor and father began hiring rwandan and ugandan mercenaries to keep himself in power, says Katata. If Kabila the son (an adopted Rwandan) is elected Rwandan mercenaries can continue the illegal trafficking of gold and diamonds suggests Katata's post whereas if he is not, “rwandanization” will stop.

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