About the Brenthurst Foundation
The Brenthurst Foundation is on the frontier of new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa's economic performance. Our activities are focused in three areas: encouraging key decision-makers and experts to share experiences and insights at private meetings and seminars; delivering relevant, practical policy advice to governments; and generating new thinking and thought-leadership to address Africa's development challenges.
At the invitation of African governments, we work in the full spectrum of countries: from those emerging from conflict to those diversifying their economic activities. The Foundation was established with the specific aim to tackle not only the key 'what to do' questions but, in particular, the more difficult challenge of 'how to do it'. Often in collaboration with both African and non-African organisations, the Foundation identifies and shares international best policy practice - then seeks to turn good advice into effective, implementable policy.
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Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugos famous dictum was applied to American political scientist Francis Fukuyamas thesis in early 1989, as pro-democracy movements faced down authoritarian regimes across the world, that history had come to an end.
The 2014 Tswalu Dialogue was held from the 17 to 19 October at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. This year's Dialogue focused on the future of peacekeeping missions and international interventions, drawing on recent experiences in Africa and other parts of the world.
This Discussion Paper offers a diagnosis of Congos economic governance and recommendations for change. It was prepared in support of the Congo Dialogue hosted by The Brenthurst Foundation and Afrique Avenir Congo at Park Place, Johannesburg on 17 to 18 September 2014.
Sixty years ago today, on 9 October 1954, Viet Minh troops which had fought and defeated Frances colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu entered Hanoi the capital of French Indochina