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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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