Congo’s national assembly passed a new electoral law today. While it has become commonplace for pundits to reject anything proposed by the ruling coalition as a tactic to delay elections, we should not throw this particular initiative out with the bathwater. Most of the controversy enveloping the law concerned the « seuil de
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
Une table ronde sur l’actualité de la semaine avec Patient Ligodi, fondateur de Actualité.cd, et Pascal Kambale, fondateur de l’ASADHO et ancien directeur de OSISA-RDC. Nous parlons de la nomination du premier ministre, les manifestations du 10 avril, et les tueries au Kasai.
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
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
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
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