5 democratic African countries run by power-drunk leaders

July 19, 2018 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

July 19, 2018 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila speaks at a news conference…VOA News

Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila assumed power of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on January 26, 2001 – ten days after the assassination of his father, former President Laurent-Désiré Kabila.

Kabila is unpopular with the people of the DRC due to the funnelling of funds which enrich his family while the majority of the people of the DRC remain in dire straits.

Kabila is also blamed for the long-running civil wars which include opposition from rebel forces in Rwanda and Uganda.

He has also postponed elections in DRC, prolonging his time in power while angering DRC citizens.

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