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Jason Stearns

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Our third monthly report on the Kasaï region looks at political instability in Kasaï, Kasaï Central, and Sankuru provinces. In Kasaï, we analyze the political impact of Evariste Boshab’s defeat in the senate vice presidency on his protégé, governor Dieudonné Pieme, and on local politics in his home territory of

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Today, CRG is publishing the first of a series of reports for a new project on the political and security dynamics in the Kasaï region. These publications will include monthly reports that provide a brief overview of the political, security and humanitarian situation in the Greater Kasaï region, focusing particularly

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(You can download the entire polling report here.) The Democratic Republic of the Congo held national presidential and legislative elections on December 30th 2018. The elections, which had been delayed by two years, were mired in controversy. The national electoral commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the

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En réaction à notre rapport sur les violences au Kasaï intitulé « Mettre le feu sur sa propre maison. La crise au Kasai : La manipulation du pouvoir coutumier et l’instrumentalisation du désordre » dans lequel M. Maker Mwangu est cité, ce dernier a souhaité réagir en publiant un droit

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In June 2017, an armed group coalition in the far south of South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo started a large-scale offensive. The Coalition Nationale pour la Souveraineté du Congo (CNPSC) launched a series of attacks, rapidly overrunning Congolese army bases. It obtained significant amounts of

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Today, the Congo Research Group (CRG) is publishing two separate leaks of data related to the Congolese presidential elections: The first is a partial tally of election results from the central database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), representing 86% of the total votes cast, which was leaked by

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo went to the polls on December 30th to elect a new president, as well as national and provincial parliamentarians. The polls should mark the first democratic handover of executive power in the country’s history and could either cement or undermine its fledging democratic institutions. Here are some

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A few days ahead of presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congo Research Group (CRG) at New York University is publishing simultaneous political opinion polls conducted by Bureau d’études, de Recherches, et de Consulting International (BERCI), and Ipsos South Africa with its partner GeoPoll. The polls reveal

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Les élections de 2018, qui auraient dû être organisées deux ans plus tôt, devraient consacrer l’enracinement de la démocratie en République démocratique du Congo avec, pour la première fois depuis son indépendance, la passation de pouvoir entre un président sortant et un nouveau président démocratiquement élu. Après dix-sept années passées

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  Ce mardi 27 novembre, le Groupe d’Etude sur le Congo basé au Centre sur Coopération international de l’Université de New York publiera la deuxième note de sa série sur le processus électoral en République Démocratique du Congo. Alors que le processus électoral entre dans sa dernière ligne droite avec

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