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Tanzanian special forces of Monusco inside an Ebola treatment center © Alexis Huguet

The facts date back to between 2018 and 2020, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the first time, the Ebola epidemic hit an area of ongoing hostilities among dozens of belligerents, including Congolese security forces. The Riposte, a combined national and international response to contain the disease,

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Since he began running for president, Felix Tshisekedi has made clear that in order to reform the Congo, huge resources will be needed. In August 2018, when he presented his policy platform, he said it would require $86 billion over 10 years to implement and an annual growth rate of

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Où sont passés les 225 millions de dollars ou plus générés entre mars 2009 et décembre 2019 par le Go-Pass ? Difficile aujourd’hui de se faire une idée claire de l’utilisation de cette redevance, officiellement dénommée « Infrastructure Development Fund » (Idef). Depuis 12 ans, l’Idef a été instaurée en

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By Joshua Z. Walker, director of programs, Congo Research Group Before Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi assumed power, in January 2019, expectations for what, concretely, he could achieve while in office—in light of the power imbalance with Joseph Kabila’s Front commun pour le Congo (FCC)—were low. As if to accentuate this

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Politics in Kinshasa is in turmoil––the coalition between President Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila has crumbled, leading to a radical reconfiguration of power in the country. In this season of political intrigue, however, little has been done to attend to the needs of Congolese people. Substantive discussions of how to transform

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La réforme électorale demeure un débat permanent en République démocratique du Congo. Depuis 2006, cycle électoral après cycle électoral, les différents scrutins organisés n’ont pas permis de mettre fin à la crise récurrente de légitimité. Ce qui était pourtant l’engagement des acteurs politiques et sociaux à Sun City au début

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The international humanitarian response to the tenth Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had a deep impact on  social, political, and economic life in the east of the country. Today, the Congo Research Group (CRG) is releasing the first of a series of three reports on

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By Pascal K. Kambale In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the coronavirus crisis also has a political side. As in other countries, it will likely leave a deep imprint on fragile democratic processes and significantly distort the balance of forces between the country’s political institutions. President Felix Tshisekedi

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Formerly a small local militia, Guidon Shimiray’s Nduma Defence of Congo-Rénové (NDC-R) is today one of the most powerful armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. But what does it mean for the dynamics of violence in this part of the country, where regional states’ interests are

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On May 6, 2020, The Lancet Infectious Diseases is publishing a projection of the grave toll that the COVID-19 pandemic could exact in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The study, « COVID-19 on the African continent », of which Congo Research Group (CRG) director Jason Stearns is a co-author

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