March 2, 2011

Who Tried to Kill Congo's President?

Laura Seay, The Atlantic

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As the Democratic Republic of Congo's fledgling democracy prepares for its second-ever set of presidential elections this November, an attempted assassination -- or possibly coup -- has brought instability to the capital city and heightened concerns about the fragility of the state and of its leader's grasp on power. Though the attack failed, it has raised questions about how long President Joseph Kabila can hang on.

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