Forbes quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila:
Yet in Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Obama Administration talks mainly about restoring democracy—something it rarely mentions outside Africa. The DRC is ruled by a man, Joseph Kabila, who is hinting that he won’t leave office when his final constitutional term ends in 2016.
Kabila is a one-man summary of what ails Africa. He inherited the presidency following the assassination of his father, who himself had seized power with blood and chaos. Joseph Kabila recently gave himself another five-year term “in elections that were criticized by everyone from the European Union to the country’s Roman Catholic bishops,” notes J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council.