by Mary Isokariari, The Voice, 27.1.14
“This is a country that has the potential to economically be a power house in Africa. We need new operative ideas that are currently being put forward to join the Commonwealth of Nations to help the country through its process of stabilisation.”
As a former Belgian colony, DRC is not one of the Commonwealth’s 53 member states.
“Congo needs allies like the UK. We need security; we need a proper and workable strategy for disarming the militias.”
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has pledged to spend £790 million in DRC over 2011-2016.