Is Emmanuel Weyi “the change” the DRC needs?

By Dziedzorm Sanaki on October 12, 2015

Africa Agenda

Dziedzorm Sanaki speaking with Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) presidential candidate, Emmanuel Weyi. Denver, September 22, 2015

It’s difficult to write about the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) without referring to its unstable and authoritarian past. It’s a past which brings reminders about Patrice Lumumba, Mubutu Sesse Seko, Laurent-Desire Kabila, Belgian colonization, and Zaire.

The tumultuous past remains a backdrop even as the country charges forward in a new era of elections and democracy.

This trajectory is akin to a stereotype, a glass-half-empty view about the country.

Buts it’s also apparent that the case of the DRC is symbolism of the struggles reporters face with balancing two sides of every story; what needs to be reported, mostly negative news in a corrupted and dangerous world, and what prospects there are for improvements to occur with the subject of a story.…

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