The country will only have successful elections if the United Nations maintains its strong presence there, writes Reuben Loffman.
Hammarskjöld remains one of the most revered UN leaders; and in Africa, his legacy is particularly relevant given his commitment to decolonisation.
The ultimate insight into DRC's power gamble ahead of the electoral storm: President Kabila's silence seen is seen as coquetry of a strongman by some
Kinshasa : De « Kin la belle » à une mégalopole chaotique de 12 millions d’âmes en perpétuelle croissance
390,000 personnes s’installent à Kinshasa chaque année pour fuir les guerres, la pauvreté mais également pour faire des études ou poursuivre leur rêve
Every year, 390,000 people pour into Kinshasa to escape war and poverty, but also to study or to follow a dream - the equivalent of a mid-sized city
One needs so many documents to move around DRC, that one will almost always not have them all – and so have to pay a bribe to move on.
Congo, Africa’s biggest producer of the copper, loses about 50,000 tons a year due to inadequate power supply.
In a March concert in Goma he called on African leaders not to hold on to power, but rather to give way to democratic handovers.
Because he drove a flashy car, he was frequently stopped by the Belgian police who would ask whether he was a football player or a drug dealer.