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En septembre 2017, la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) a annoncé qu’elle prévoyait d’utiliser des machines à voter pour les élections prévues le 23 décembre 2017. Cela a suscité la controverse et l’opposition farouche de nombreux membres de la société civile congolaise et de l’opposition. Dans la première d’une série

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Un nouveau rapport du Bureau d’Études, de Recherches et de Consulting International (BERCI) et du Groupe d’étude sur le Congo (GEC) de l’Université de New York résume une série de sondages d’opinion politique représentatifs effectués à travers la République Démocratique du Congo en février 2017, août 2017, novembre 2017 et janvier/février 2018. Vous

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Over sixty people killed, thousands of houses burned down and more than 100,000 displaced people, including 42,000 refugees in neighbouring Uganda. Those are the consequences so far of the violence in the north-eastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since December 2017. The violence marks a counterpoint

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L’art du possible: Le nouveau mandat de la MONUSCO Le mandat actuel de la Mission de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) expire le 31 mars 2018. Dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui, le Groupe d’étude sur le Congo (GEC) recommande qu’en renouvelant le mandat de la MONUSCO,

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Isidor Ndaywel est un intellectuel congolais et l’auteur de L’histoire générale du Congo: De l’héritage ancien à la République démocratique. Il a enseigné et conduit des recherches à l’Université de Kinshasa, à l’Université de Lubumbashi, à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) et à l’Université Paris I. Il

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The stiffest, more urgent challenge to President Kabila’s rule took place in major cities across the Congo today as members of the Catholic Church led protests against Kabila’s refusal to step down. According to the UN peacekeeping mission, 8 people were killed and 123 arrested when police and soldiers opened fire on

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Today, Reuters and RFI released a simultaneous articles into the killing of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan on March 12, 2017. Drawing on the internal Congolese military court documents shared by the United Nations, It exposes the involvement of several government informers in the killing, and raises serious questions about the UN Board of Inquiry that had

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On Thursday evening, a UN military base on the banks of the Semuliki river in northeastern Congo was attacked. According to initial news reports and conversations with Congolese army (FARDC) and MONUSCO officials, the attackers were wearing FARDC uniforms and attacked a small FARDC platoon next to the base before entering the

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (R) and his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila speak to the media after their meeting at the State House in Harare, November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
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As the tanks rolled down the streets of Harare this week, Congolese social media lit up. President Kabila was rumored to be panicking to see one of his stalwart allies depart. Congolese and foreign observers hoped that Mugabe departure could somehow provide inspiration for Kabila to leave, as well. The person

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By ELISABETH CAESENS and JASON STEARNS There will be flurry of diplomatic activity on the Congo in coming days. Tomorrow (Thursday), the International Contact Group for the Great Lakes Region––a conclave of important donors and diplomats––will meet in The Hague to discuss, among other things, what to do about the

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