Throughout its colonial and independent history the Democratic Republic of Congo has known nothing but oppression. Through various episodes of woefully corrupt leadership and horrific violence, the country and its people has been subject to an ever-increasing list of human rights abuses.

As the country marks the 20th anniversary under successive Kabila regimes the time is right for the injection of a new political movement. This movement would facilitate social healing, working through injustices of the past and plotting a bold vision for the future to benefit the many and not the few. It would defend the people’s right to good governance and strong leadership, and to the democratic principles enshrined in the country’s very name: the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our countries leader grows ever bolder, determined to tighten his grip on power, and the Opposition has been divided and blighted by self-interest.