ZAIRE’S President Mobutu Sese Seko shed a tear as he delivered a speech in April 1990 promising his people an end to one-party rule and a future without the man they knew as the Guide. “Understand my emotion,” he said, his distinctive, deep voice cracking. In the seven years that followed, the military dictator acted… Continue reading Deja vu in Congo as President Kabila clings to power
THE MDC formations boycotted President Robert Mugabe’s swearing in ceremony at the National Sports Stadium today in protest against what they described as celebrating a “stolen election”. Herbert Moyo/Hazel Ndebele Only Zanu PF supporters and party heavyweights attended the inauguration. The MDC-T went to the Constitutional Court although it later withdrew the case challenging the… Continue reading MDCs boycott Mugabe inauguration
Negotiations between the Congolese government and eastern rebels are expected to take place this week, regional officials have said after the insurgents withdrew from the city of Goma.
Senior government officialssay President Mugabe,and Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, are reluctant to intervene in the DRC, mainly due to Harare’s frosty relations with Kinshasa over several issues.