Siasa hiatus

I will be absent from this space for a few days. It’s a shame – so much to discuss: Kabila’s inauguration, attended by the full diplomatic corps of Kinshasa, along with Robert Mugabe. Hillary Clinton’s strong statement on the elections, slamming the Supreme Court’s cursory treatment of Kamerhe’s dispute. Tshisekedi’s increasingly radical statements – arrest Kabila! – juxtaposed with his reluctance to call his supporters out onto the streets. The ongoing controversies over irregularities in the legislative polls, as first results are released (no trends yet, although Moba had some weird results, now posted on the CENI website).

Anyway, happy holidays to all.