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Vol 49 No 2

Published 16th January 2008

Father and son

Congolese know about dynasties. Incumbent President Joseph Kabila is the son of his assassinated predecessor, Laurent Désirée Kabila, and the political scene in Kinshasa is peppered with the offspring of the late Mobutu Sese Seko, many aspiring to high office. So the emergence of a Belgian father and son team was less shocking in Kinshasa than in some European capitals.

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