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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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Le 28 novembre 2011 à Kinshasa, jour des élections. Copyright : Flickr/Monusco/Myriam Asmani
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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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17 January 2019, Beni, North Kivu region, Democratic Republic of Congo. A doctor talks with Julie, in her cube at the Ebola Treatment Center. Photo: World Bank / Vincent Tremeau
FeaturedNouvelles mises à jourReports

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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Félix Tshisekedi préside un conseil de ministres par visioconférence. Flickr/Présidence RDC
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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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Covid-19. © Flickr/Trinity Care Foundation.
FeaturedNouvelles mises à jourReports

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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Jamais dans l’histoire politique congolaise de ces deux dernières décennies, un acteur si majeur de la scène politique ne s’était retrouvé derrière les barreaux. Directeur de cabinet et allié du président de la République, Vital Kamerhe passe pourtant ses nuits dans une cellule de la prison de Makala, à Kinshasa,

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FeaturedNouvelles mises à jourReports

What if South Africa withdrew from Inga III, the hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that can potentially electrify a large part of the continent and drive regional development? In October 2013, the South African government committed to purchasing 2.5 of the 11 gigawatts that Inga III

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Masolo Ya KatiPodcast

En raison de la crise sanitaire liée au coronavirus, le GEC propose une série de podcasts Hors-série “La RDC face au Covid-19” MasoloYaKati, conversations discrètes avec un invité. Un podcast du Groupe d’étude sur le Congo qui va au-delà des polémiques politiciennes congolaises. Principe: un acteur de la vie politique

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Inga
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This is the inside story of a huge hydroelectric project that could supply much of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the African continent with energy. For several years, discussions on Inga III have been held behind closed doors between the Congolese presidency and two international consortiums. In this report,

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