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Inspired by Angola’s dos Santos, Kabila handpicked an unknown party loyalist as successor. Apparently, he couldn’t be more wrong. Angola’s and DRC’s succession crises In February 2017, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president since 1979, announced that he will step down and not run in August 2017 elections. He also handpicked a loyal hardliner as… Continue reading

Just a few days before the US presidential elections, four Congress members urged US President to “expand the scope of sanctions” and initiate “additional judicial investigations into kleptocratic activity by top DRC officials”. The Congressional letter to president Obama is bipartisan, being supported alike by Democrats and Republicans. Two Republican lawmakers signed the letter: Ed… Continue reading