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National Politics

Furthering debate around what the Congo of tomorrow should look like


Bula Matari

The most important actor in the Congolese conflict is the state. Since colonization, the Congolese state has been managed by a narrow elite with relatively little investment in the public interest. The term Bula Matari, ‘The breaker of rocks’ in Kikongo, was coined to refer to the brutal extraction of resources by the central government.  […]