Congo’s Kabila, as His 17-year Presidency Ends, Says He May Run Again in 2023

Congo may be approaching its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power in nearly 60 years, but Joseph Kabila, who has been president for the last 17, refused to rule out a return to power once he becomes eligible again after sitting out a term.

“Kabila was the great liberalizer and friend of the Western lending institutions, and the first to hold legitimate elections in the Congo,” said Jason Stearns, director of New York University’s Congo Research Group. “But he ruled by fragmenting the country.”

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Dec 09, 2018