November 11, 2011

In Congo, Meet Violence With Talk of Peace

Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail

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Fairness is an illusion in the dangerous politics of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where bullets have been the preferred means of changing leaders. But by declaring himself president and calling for a violent attack to release political prisoners three weeks before the election, leading opposition candidate Étienne Tshisekedi has damaged democracy in Africa’s most underachieving country.

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TAGGED: Congo, Africa, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of Congo

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