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Screenshot from a video allegedly depicting a government attack on Kamuina Nsapu militia members in Mwanza Lomba, Kasai
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One could be forgiven for thinking the Congo is on the brink of another military escalation. Rumors of Rwandan and Ugandan intervention have been smoldering for weeks now, and recent outbreaks of violence in the Kivus, Kasais, and Tanganyika provinces have killed hundreds in recent months. The United Nations says

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Un interview avec Pierre Kambidi, le directeur de la Radio télévision chrétienne (RTC) émettant de Kananga au Kasaï-Occidental, sur le conflit qui oppose la milice de Kamuina Nsapu et les forces de sécurité congolaises.          

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C’est un hommage unanime qui accompagne le décès d’Etienne Tshisekedi survenu le 1er février dernier à l’hôpital Ste Elisabeth de Bruxelles. Si pour les militants de l’Udps comme pour ceux du Rassemblement la chose paraît toute naturelle, beaucoup de Congolais sont en revanche surpris par le discours de certains ténors

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The electoral process in the Congo is in the ditch. President Joseph Kabila, the United Nations, and the African Union have said they would like the dialogue––which was called for in November 2015––to begin by the end of July. With several opposition leaders (Kamerhe, Katumbi, Bazaiba) in Philadelphia for the Democratic

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Billboard in Kindu: "Maniema says––Stay long and continue to stay"
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With exactly five months left in his term, President Joseph Kabila appears as a man unsure of what he wants, except perhaps more time to figure out what he wants. As a reminder, his constitutional term ends on December 19 this year. But Kabila and his entourage has been ambiguous

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Qui sommes-nous?   Nous sommes un projet du Centre sur la coopération internationale de l’Université de New York, en collaboration avec le Centre d’études politiques de l’Université de Kinshasa. Notre directeur Jason Stearns est basé à New York, tandis que notre directeur adjoint, Jean Kenge, ainsi que nos chercheurs, sont

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This article was written for Foreign Policy and can be found here.  On Sept. 15, a crowd of several thousand rallied in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Organized by opposition parties, the demonstration was protesting what it perceived as President Joseph Kabila’s attempts to postpone

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Last week, Aaron Ross had an insightful piece for Reuters about Moise Katumbi’s upcoming run for the presidency in the Congo. In the article, he mentioned that Katumbi––or a company now managed by his wife, to be more precise––had employed a lobbying firm in Washington in what appears to be an

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