Category: Congo

Why women’s political participation matters

     

Congo Despite participating enthusiastically in political and community life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, women hold few public decision-making positions. Many have withdrawn from seeking office or getting involved… Read more »

Generative adversarial networks: how fake news fuels authoritarians

     

The erosion of democratic norms in the advanced liberal democracies has given autocratic leaders the green light to do the same, reports suggest. “Fake news is being used as a… Read more »

DRC needs citizen-led transition, civil society tells Nikki Haley

     

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold elections next year, rather than delay them until 2019, if it wanted to… Read more »

Kleptocracy a corrosive threat to democracy, forum told

     

Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country’s corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into… Read more »

Mining company faces fresh bribery allegations in Congo

     

An alleged international bribery scandal enveloping a listed Australian mining company has dramatically widened, with new evidence suggesting the firm may have bribed Congo‘s Mines and Geology Minister as well… Read more »

Why Congo’s new government is arresting the opposition

     

The Republic of Congo has issued an arrest warrant for a former rebel leader known as Pastor Ntumi, who’s being held responsible for a gun battle in the capital, Brazzaville,… Read more »

How African governments block social media

     

A small but increasing group of African governments is blocking social media during elections. The BBC’s Clare Spencer asks why and how this is done and how people get around… Read more »