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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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 Who are we?   We are are a project of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, in collaboration with the Centre d’études politiques at the University of Kinshasa. Our director Jason Stearns is based in New York, while our deputy director Jean Kenge and our researchers are based

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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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L’auteur, Marcel Wetsh’okonda, est avocat et chercheur indépendant basé à Kinshasa.  Les cours constitutionnelles jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans la régulation des élections dans un nombre croissant des pays africains francophones. Qu’il soit perçu comme positif, comme c’est généralement le cas au Benin, ou plutôt négatif comme au

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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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