Deja vu in Congo as President Kabila clings to power

President Kabila looks on during signature ceremonies.

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

MDCs boycott Mugabe inauguration

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