Wed, 23 February 2022
Kleptocracy, crime organized by a state to benefit its leaders and his or her friends and family, is a global phenomenon, but few kleptocracies can match the series of ripoffs of the citizens of the DRC, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. John Dell'Osso, senior investigator for The Sentinal, led a team probing how billions of dollars were misspent. Up to $15 billion had been stolen by President Mobuto Sese Seko before he was run out of the country. But what came next was more of the same.