Category Archives: Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC elections: benchmarks for a peaceful transition

     

Less than two months away from presidential, legislative, and provincial elections, Congolese civil society and political actors have yet to build consensus on key technical aspects of the electoral process,… Read more »

Nobel highlights sexual violence as indicator of conflict

     

  In choosing Iraqi Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and gynaecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege as recipients for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has further highlighted the importance… Read more »

Kabila’s decision to step aside won’t change DRC’s power dynamics

     

Ever since its independence, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been an international concern, notes Stuart A. Reid, a managing editor at Foreign Affairs. In the 1960s, the country… 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 »

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Democratic Change in the DRC

     

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately and unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists wrongfully detained for their participation in peaceful activities, 45 Congolese and international human… Read more »