The New Kabila

Joseph Kabila speaks slowly and deliberately, monitoring each word even as it's forming. When his stern but handsome face breaks into a smile, it lasts just a second or two. A chuckle, and then he checks himself. He doesn't smoke, he says. Or drink. Not even a beer with dinner? "Why should I drink a beer? I drink juice." As a teenager he read novels but now prefers philosophy. "I used to read a lot about revolution, but I believe it's time to read about development, democracy," he says. He's interested in computers and the Internet, but his new job doesn't...

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