NGWIRI: Why civil war cannot be ruled out in the ‘Heart of

Indeed, the only surprise was that power did not go to the man selected to take over from President Joseph Kabila because the chap, Mr Emmanuel Shadarry, could not hack it even with the whole State machinery backing him.

~ Daily Nation

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