Vava TampaDecember 8, 2012 09:46
Political reform in Kinshasa is essential to keeping the country from failing.
Thousands of Congolese flee the town of Sake, 26km west of Goma, following renewed fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town on Nov. 22. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)
KINSHASA, Congo --- “To Save Congo, Let It Fall Apart” is the preposterously tiled op-ed in The New York Times by J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. In his piece, published November 30, he asserts that Congo’s circumstantial factors, such as artificial boundaries and dysfunctional status quo, are the reasons that country remains swamped by militia gangs of every stripe.