Arsenal Bolt: Quick updates on the news stories we’re following.
This is the latest quick update in my series on multi-termism trends in Sub-Saharan Africa this year.
Can President Joseph Kabila, son of President Laurent Kabila, be persuaded to step down soon in DR Congo?
If tiny Burundi is turning into a nightmare, chronically unstable DR Congo risks returning to its apocalyptic horrors of the civil war years if President Joseph Kabila delays elections by several years to extend his term. By contrast:
If Kabila can be convinced to allow an orderly transition of power in the DRC, it will make clear that such an improbable feat can be done just about anywhere — in Burundi, in Rwanda, and across the river in Brazzaville.