Rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Andrew Mwenda, a Ugandan libertarian journalist, writes about the United Nations' approach to the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo: "The solution for Congo’s deficiencies in managing itself will come from that country’s elites. And this will happen when they are left to pay the price of their political folly. Congolese elites indulge in political practices that undermine the evolution of a robust state and enrich a few at the expense of the many. Their politics is detrimental to the strengthening of their national institutions and the growth of their economy. Until they face – not just a strategic threat – but existential threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity over their vast country, the ruling elites in Kinshasa will not change their ways."