From Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Upphovsperson: Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2004
Språk: eng
Relation: Current Africa Issues, 0280-2171 ; 28
Ämnesord: DRC, Authoritarianism, Democratisation, legitimacy, politics, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Identifikator: urn:isbn:91-7106-538-5
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
This paper examines the political and social situation in the DRC since May 1997, together with the prospects for a successful political and social transition. Consistent with the deepest aspirations of the Congolese population, such a transition will succeed if it involves an irreversible development towards multiparty democracy and the full utilisation of the country’s immense resources for economic and social development. In other words, a successful transition is one in which basic freedoms and liberties will be guaranteed through democratic governance and the rule of law, with tangible improvements in living conditions.