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Will DRC’s Kabila hold on?

President Kabila of the DRC is a man in good company. Like neighbours Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville, Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Kabila is manipulating the judicial process to stay in power.

The era of moral dwarves

As Burundi lurches towards crisis, where are the leaders we could refer to as moral authoritarians?

Opposition: Time for DR Congo change

Bernard Katompa, president of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the DR Congo, an opposition party, presents his case as to why his country needs change.