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Où sont passés les 225 millions de dollars ou plus générés entre mars 2009 et décembre 2019 par le Go-Pass ? Difficile aujourd’hui de se faire une idée claire de l’utilisation de cette redevance, officiellement dénommée « Infrastructure Development Fund » (Idef). Depuis 12 ans, l’Idef a été instaurée en

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La réforme électorale demeure un débat permanent en République démocratique du Congo. Depuis 2006, cycle électoral après cycle électoral, les différents scrutins organisés n’ont pas permis de mettre fin à la crise récurrente de légitimité. Ce qui était pourtant l’engagement des acteurs politiques et sociaux à Sun City au début

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The international humanitarian response to the tenth Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had a deep impact on  social, political, and economic life in the east of the country. Today, the Congo Research Group (CRG) is releasing the first of a series of three reports on

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Formerly a small local militia, Guidon Shimiray’s Nduma Defence of Congo-Rénové (NDC-R) is today one of the most powerful armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. But what does it mean for the dynamics of violence in this part of the country, where regional states’ interests are

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On May 6, 2020, The Lancet Infectious Diseases is publishing a projection of the grave toll that the COVID-19 pandemic could exact in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The study, « COVID-19 on the African continent », of which Congo Research Group (CRG) director Jason Stearns is a co-author

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What if South Africa withdrew from Inga III, the hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that can potentially electrify a large part of the continent and drive regional development? In October 2013, the South African government committed to purchasing 2.5 of the 11 gigawatts that Inga III

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This is the inside story of a huge hydroelectric project that could supply much of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the African continent with energy. For several years, discussions on Inga III have been held behind closed doors between the Congolese presidency and two international consortiums. In this report,

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Our third monthly report on the Kasaï region looks at political instability in Kasaï, Kasaï Central, and Sankuru provinces. In Kasaï, we analyze the political impact of Evariste Boshab’s defeat in the senate vice presidency on his protégé, governor Dieudonné Pieme, and on local politics in his home territory of

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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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In June 2017, an armed group coalition in the far south of South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo started a large-scale offensive. The Coalition Nationale pour la Souveraineté du Congo (CNPSC) launched a series of attacks, rapidly overrunning Congolese army bases. It obtained significant amounts of

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