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We discuss the electoral process with Jerome Bonso, LINELIT president and coordinator of the collective of NGO’s: “Working together for the transparent and peaceful elections.”

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Jean Kenge speaks with Father Santedi Kimputu on the CENI, political dialogue and the electoral process.

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We discuss mining, elections, and the political economy of the DR Congo with Michael Kavanagh.

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We discuss the international community’s approach to stabilization in the eastern Congo with Hugo de Vries, a former official working for the UN stabilization mission in the Congo.

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Philippe Biyoya is director of the Pan-African Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IPRIS) and professor of political science at the University of Lubumbashi.

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Interview with Devon Curtis, lecturer at Cambridge University, on the Burundian political crisis.

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We discuss recent mining deals with Elisabeth Caesens, the former head of the Carter Center’s project on mining governance in Lubumbashi.

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Elisabeth Caesens is technical advisor to the Carter Center. She previously acted as the director of their mining governance project, based in Lubumbashi. This is the first of two podcasts with her on mining in the Congo, where she talks about the reform of Gécamines (the state-owned mining company), possible links between electoral financing and mining deals, and the China-Congo mining deal.

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I speak with Bloomberg correspondent Michael Kavanagh on the Congo’s economy, oil exploration, the Inga dam, a new IMF program, and funding the elections.

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