Why an Election Has Democratic Republ...

Why an Election Has Democratic Republic of Congo on Edge

The Democratic Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country, has never witnessed a peaceful transfer of power. Joseph Kabila inherited the presidency of the resource-rich nation from his father, Laurent-Desire, who was assassinated in 2001, four years after he led a rebel army to overthrow long-serving dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

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