The Future of the Democratic Republic of Congo

At a recent event on the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), John Mukum Mbaku stated that the future of the DRC must be decided by the Congolese. He argued that while outside help is needed, only the Congolese people know the real issues facing the country, and therefore they must be the ones making the final decisions on which next steps to take.

Mbaku also discussed foreign missions in the country, saying that the programs are not providing the Congolese with the opportunity to articulate their views on the future of the DRC, and that solutions imposed by outsiders, no matter how well-meaning, will not be successful.