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Vol 52 No 25

Published 16th December 2011


Kabila: from farce to tragedy

Having stayed silent on corrupt mining deals, the United Nations and the West want the embarrassing election crisis to disappear

Millions of Congolese question the spending of more than US$300 million on national elections on 28 November – if the true results aren't released. There is a broad acceptance by the public – except by President Joseph Kabila's supporters – that the results published on 9 December were the product of widespread electoral fraud (AC Vol 52 No 24). They gave him 48.9% of the vote to Etienne Tshisekedi wa Malumba's 32.3%.

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