The senior Kabila followed the path of “Mobutism without Mobutu.” His son, Joseph Kabila, has perfected it.
Although not known for personally having sticky fingers, Lourenco is part of the system
In Benin’s capital Cotonou, Togo’s Lomé and Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou the informal sector accounts for over 80% of non-agricultural employment.
Zuma was more subtle – he captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies the Gupta brothers. Angola’s Dos Santos disregarded such niceties and carried out a smash and grab.
The DRC will mark 57 years of independence on June 30, and it’s an anniversary many would like to forget…it is perilously close to being a failed state.