Congo Heads for Chaos

Take some time out to read last week’s front cover story for New Statesman – a 3000-word essay on David Patrikarakos’ time with the UN in Congo.

This year is Congo’s 50th anniversary of independence from Belgian rule. President Kabila wants the UN peacekeepers – the largest UN peacekeeping force in history – to start leaving the country. If this happens the world fears Congo will implode once more into chaos.