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    Divided Opposition Threatens Congo’s Democracy

    After 17 years in power, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has finally bowed to pressure and agreed to leave office after presidential elections next month. For his political opposition, the goal was simple: Agree on one unifying candidate to defeat Kabila’s hand-picked successor. Instead, 20 names have cropped up, reflecting the pride and tribalism that’s crippled the DRC’s opposition — and which could potentially cost the country its first democratic transition of power since it gained independence 58 years ago. And for Kabila, experts say, that’s just fine.

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