Kabila and family getting rich at DRC's expense

Joseph Kabila, like Mobutu Sese Seko before him, has used his position as Democratic Republic of Congo president to amass wealth for himself and his family. Unfortunately democracy hasn’t changed the equation that political power has been the road to self-enrichment. As new political elites have come to the fore, the race to fill their personal coffers has been accompanied by little redistribution of wealth by the government, scant investment in infrastructure, job creation or social services.

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Aug 13, 2017
Shannon Ebrahim, Jason Stearns
Crises
Sub-Saharan Africa