Posts In Category

Podcast

Conversations with leading experts and personalities.

Podcast

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.

Read More
Podcast

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

Read More
Podcast

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

Read More
Podcast

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.

Read More
Podcast

Read More
Podcast

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.

Read More
Podcast

Read More
Podcast

For this week’s podcast, I spoke with Ida Sawyer, the senior researcher for Human Rights Watch on the Congo. We discussed the recent arrests of civil society and opposition activists to the backdrop of an increasingly acrimonious election season.

Read More
Podcast

Jean Omasombo est chercheur au Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale en Belgique et directeur du Centre d’Études Politiques à l’Université de Kinshasa. Dans cette émission, nous parlons de la loi sur la création des nouvelles provinces, promulguée le 2 mars 2015. Pourquoi ce découpage a pris autant de temps? Est-ce que c’est une bonne idée de décentraliser le pouvoir sans avoir consolider des institutions fortes? Et quelle analyse faire du contexte politique––la bataille sur la succession du Président Kabila, et les divisions au sein de la Majorité Présidentielle––dans lequel cette décision a été prise?

Read More
Podcast

This is the second in our podcast series and is focused on the recent operations against the FDLR. Who are the FDLR? How do these operations, now in their second month fit into regional politics? What is the likelihood of their success? Are there any political avenues that can be

Read More