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.
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.
The elections scheduled on December 23 face a number of logistical obstacles. The government of Joseph Kabila has also prevented the opposition from mounting an effective campaign. Nonetheless, the people are mobilizing in thousands against the president