National Sections of the L5I:

Dem Rep Congo

The Agony of Congo: made in Rwanda? No - in Europe and America

The present crisis in the Congo has its roots in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 as well as in the two Congo Wars that followed it (1996-2003). This time, the media and the NGOs are casting ethnic Tutsis as the villains rather than the victims. Keith Spencer explains what lies behind the calls for “humanitarian military intervention” in eastern Congo and why we must oppose this Read more...

After Mobutu: fight for a workers republic of Zaire

On Saturday, 17 May, President Mobutu’s regime in Zaire finally fell. With scarcely any resistance, the troops of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo Zaire (ADFL) marched into the capital, Kinshasa. Jeremy Dewar looks at the consequences of Mobutu’s fall. Read more...

Mobutu’s final days in Zaire

EARLY MAY saw the Mobutu regime in Zaire enter its death throes. The rebel forces of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo Zaire (ADFL) continued to close in on the capital Kinshasa. Read more...