Wednesday, December 27, 2006
DRC: "Dubious mining deals..."
John LeCarre, the celebrated author, and Jason Stearns,
analyst for the International Crisis Group, published an op-ed in the Boston Globe just before Christmas describing the
challenges to establishing fiscal legitimacy in DRC post-elections.
"JOSEPH KABILA was recently sworn in as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ceremony marked the end of a tumultuous peace process that led the country out of seven years of war. [...] But dubious mining deals between the Congolese government and international corporations may be threatening the nation's chances of rising from the ashes."
Read "Getting Congo's wealth to its people" here...