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Our second monthly report on the Kasaï region analyzes the political tensions that have punctuated this part of the Democratic Republic of Congo during the month of June. Whether in Kasaï, Kasaï Central, or Sankuru, the political situation was characterized by tensions within the ruling coalition, composed of Cap pour

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Today, CRG is publishing the first of a series of reports for a new project on the political and security dynamics in the Kasaï region. These publications will include monthly reports that provide a brief overview of the political, security and humanitarian situation in the Greater Kasaï region, focusing particularly

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(You can download the entire polling report here.) The Democratic Republic of the Congo held national presidential and legislative elections on December 30th 2018. The elections, which had been delayed by two years, were mired in controversy. The national electoral commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo went to the polls on December 30th to elect a new president, as well as national and provincial parliamentarians. The polls should mark the first democratic handover of executive power in the country’s history and could either cement or undermine its fledging democratic institutions. Here are some

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Les élections de 2018, qui auraient dû être organisées deux ans plus tôt, devraient consacrer l’enracinement de la démocratie en République démocratique du Congo avec, pour la première fois depuis son indépendance, la passation de pouvoir entre un président sortant et un nouveau président démocratiquement élu. Après dix-sept années passées

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  Ce mardi 27 novembre, le Groupe d’Etude sur le Congo basé au Centre sur Coopération international de l’Université de New York publiera la deuxième note de sa série sur le processus électoral en République Démocratique du Congo. Alors que le processus électoral entre dans sa dernière ligne droite avec

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Suite à des demandes de clarification, nous publions des détails additionnels sur notre sondage d’octobre 2018. Notre base de ce sondage provient d’un sondage face–à–face que nous avons mené en 2016. Pour faire notre échantillon nous avons utilisé la base de données de l’Enquête 123 de l’INS de 2011 qui  renseigne le nombre d’habitants

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On November 2, 2018 we were surprised to see that the Congo Research Group is listed as a “stakeholder” on the website of Pamoja USA, a limited-liability company registered as a foreign agent to promote Félix Tshisekedi’s bid for president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. CRG is in no way affiliated with Pamoja

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Today, the Congo Research Group (CRG) is releasing  a new report, “Setting fire to  your own house: Crisis in Kasaï, the Manipulation of Customary Power and the Instrumentalization of Disorder.” You can find the web-report here, and download the PDF document here. Since August 2016, the Kasaï region has seen one

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There has been a broad outpouring of support for the demonstrations announced by the Comité laïc de coordination (CLC) this Sunday. This one comes from the Central African Studies Association, a group of academics from across North America, Europe, and Africa. You can read the full statement here.

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