The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Democracy in DRC

Church leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo called on two presidential contenders to dialogue after a disputed election with reports of fraud.

Both Etienne Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila claimed victory, although the latter was sworn in Dec. 20 for a second term.

Anglican Archbishop Henri Isingoma Kahwa asked the rivals to put the nation above profits.

The country has vast mineral wealth, yet half of its people are undernourished, according to the International Food Research Policy Institute, which places DRC last in the world on its 2011 Global Hunger Index.


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