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Vol 50 No 10

Published 15th May 2009


Congo-Kinshasa

A credit-crunch presidency

In the midst of the recession, there is barely any investment in Congo, which bodes ill for President Kabila in the elections due in 2011

Two weeks after Evariste Boshab, a close ally of President Joseph Kabila, was elected Speaker of the National Assembly and the independent-minded Vital Kamerhe had been forced from the Speaker's post, minority politicians are complaining about a return to a 'single-party' behaviour reminiscent of Presidents Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent Kabila.

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