He cried because he realized the country was going to get worse :lol:
What Mobutu Did Right articleWhat where Mobutu's achievements?
I can think of, Inga 1, Inga 2, Maluku Steel Plant, Inga 1000km+ Transmission Line from west-to Katanga, Territorial integrity up until mid 90s, regional powerhouse, established a sense of statehood in a fragile new nation.
Other than that, the negatives pretty much outweigh the positives(heavily), even the success stories like Ingas and the plant turned into white elephants due to lack of proper management. The guy led the country to ruin but what did the fool actually get right by everyone's analysis?
Sixteen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
Not sure what point you are trying to make here?I can think of, Inga 1, Inga 2, Maluku Steel Plant, Inga 1000km+ Transmission Line from west-to Katanga
Anything else ?
You are not saying anything that is new as I qualified that already within the same quote aboveI assumed the subject was Mobutu's achievements, right or wrong ?
That those "projects" were build is an intangible fact, that they were (at any stage) operational, productive and invaluable state assets is a big no.
Can we therefore speak of achievements ?
and elsewhereeven the success stories like Ingas and the plant turned into white elephants due to lack of proper management
As for the Electricity issue, that's another discussion altogether but also very similar. Inga 1 and 2 have always operated at below capacity after being built with the same good intentions as the steel plant but with a lack of foresight, management and expertise to actually make it work as intended.