It's been just one month since Congolese President Joseph Kabila named a new government  in an effort to quell mounting criticism over his inability to quell rebel violence in the east, and many bloggers remain skeptical about the country's future.
A lot has been written about Congo's precarious situation (see posts by GV author Elia Varela Serra , who has  closely  followed  recent developments), but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
Alex Engwete  posts this cartoon, produced by Human Rights Watch, which satirizes Kabila's shutting out of civil society and opposition voices and the tacit support of foreign donors.
(Image by Barly Baruti)
Woman, right: “Ah! But they forgot Article 14 of the Constitution…”
(Article 14  mandates equal gender representation at all levels, national, provincial and local.)