Thursday, September 08, 2011

Conjuring the Congo

The DRC will have a presidential election this November. After 30 plus years of Mobutu, Laurent Kabila overthrew him and, upon his assassination in 2001, his son Joseph Kabila took over.

Joe is in his 10th year of being president and is the front runner in the current election.

Amazingly, Mobutu's son is also a candidate! His political party has the awesomely oxy-moronic title of "Democratic Union of Mobutuists"! (I am not making this up).

I believe there are 32 total presidential candidates running.

The UN is already decrying pre-election violence in the DRC.

People, this is a country of over 70 million people!

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