DRC’s Decentralization Process: Katanga Peels Away to “Katanga”?

January 2, 2015 admin 0

Honorable Gabriel Kyungu Wa Kumwanza is the president of Katanga’s Provincial Parliament. On 31st December 2014, during a provincial parliament session, he has challenged the national parliament over the territorial reconfiguration of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) being undertaken within the ongoing extraordinary session of December-January.… Read the rest “DRC’s Decentralization Process: Katanga Peels Away to “Katanga”?”

Strong Nation Versus Powerful Individuals: My Favor towards Federalism instead of Decentralization

April 1, 2014 admin 0


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My experience seems to express that building a strong nation does unnecessarily go through a path of creating powerful individuals. It would sound as a contradiction so long as it is well known that a nation is composed by individuals; hence expecting them to form a coherent nation.… Read the rest “Strong Nation Versus Powerful Individuals: My Favor towards Federalism instead of Decentralization”

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Clarification on the Article "DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power"

February 26, 2014 admin 0

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I have received an interesting and constructive comment from one of the blog’s reader. The reader was referring to the article “DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power(1)

I take the opportunity to thank the reader as he has been among interested readers commenting regularly on articles posted.… Read the rest “Clarification on the Article "DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power"”

DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power

February 24, 2014 admin 7

A confederation can be discussed as a union where states chose to hand over some of their sovereign competences and responsibilities, through international treaty, into the hands of common institutions. As states remain sovereign, decisions within common institutions have to be unanimously agreed.… Read the rest “DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power”