Kinshasa’s socio-political debates have been the weekly breaking news in the mountains and jungles of Eastern DRC, where people are beset by violence, thousands of miles away. A few weeks back, the political debate focused on the expected breakup of the “FCC-CACH” ruling coalition.… Read the rest “Population Census, Elections Delay in DRC: What Should be a Priority for the Eastern Congo Population?”
The article is published at BLISS, here’s repost. Wish to access the link on BLISS: https://issblog.nl/2020/09/11/all-black-lives-matter-mental-decolonization-to-prevent-genocide-in-the-congo/
After decades of civil warfare, peace is the priority for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Yet the predicament of the Banyamulenge, a minority currently besieged and threatened by surrounding armed groups in South Kivu, illustrates that the poisonous legacies of colonial theories of ‘race’ are alive and well in people’s minds.