|Blessed Francesco Spoto|
The DRC, formerly the Belgian Congo, was (and still is) an unfortunate place. The havoc that was wrought upon it by the Belgian exploitation accounts for much of the misery; the Cold War antagonism between East and West that used Third World nations as pawns can account for a little more. The balance of the misery is indigenous, and let us not deceive ourselves into thinking that it is an inconsiderable portion.
|Mobutu Sese Seko|