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December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

December 19, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Congo-Kinshasa:  Ivory Coast Redux? Congo-Kinshasa: Ivory Coast Redux?

Supporters of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi gesture in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa December 7, 2011. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) There are certain superficial similar…

December 6, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Congo Elections: It’s Looking Bad Congo Elections: It’s Looking Bad

A Belgian riot policeman argues with a man as they stand near a placard reading "Kabila go away" during a demonstration in support of Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in Brussels Decemb…

December 12, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
It’s Getting Hot in Congo It’s Getting Hot in Congo

Supporters of incumbent President Joseph Kabila are seen celebrating through a banner with his image after provisional election results are announced in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Ki…

January 17, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Incumbent Congolese President Joseph Kabila receives his ballot at a polling station in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, November 28, 2011. Congo-Kinshasa: Legislative Election Results Postponed Again

Despite the press focus on the credibility of Congo’s presidential elections, legislative elections also took place in November on the same day. While presidential elections were widely seen as fraud…

January 5, 2012

Elections and Voting
An Earlier Congo Election An Earlier Congo Election

Supporters of opposition UDPS leader Etienne Tshisekedi gather in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, December 23, 2011. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) This is a guest post by Univers…

December 15, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Congo-Kinshasa Goes from Bad to Worse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cstc7_izAW0&t=1s Earlier this week, I did a bleak video for the CFR on the consequences of Congo’s just-concluded elections. If I were to do it today, it would be even…

January 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Supporters of incumbent President Joseph Kabila are seen celebrating through a banner with his image after provisional election results are announced in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, December 9, 2011. Congo-Kinshasa: The Other Shoe Hasn’t Dropped – Yet

For Africa watchers, this morning’s attention is focused on Nigeria. Over the weekend, murder of Christians continued, ostensibly by an Islamic radical group, Boko Haram. Various ‘Christian’ spokesme…

November 29, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Initial Reports on Congo Elections Discouraging Initial Reports on Congo Elections Discouraging

A pile of presidential and legislative ballot papers sit unattended on the ground of a compound outside a polling station in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa November 29, 2011. (F…

December 29, 2011

Children show burnt election ballots outside a polling station at Matete district in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. The African Union urged candidates in Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections on Wednesday to accept the outcome of this week’s polls, saying they were well managed despite technical problems and violence. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun Guest Post: Kate Collins on Five Hot Spots to Watch in Africa in 2012

Children show burnt election ballots outside a polling station in Kinshasa on November 29, 2011. (Emmanuel Braun/courtesy Reuters) In recent months, the news out of sub-Saharan Africa has often been…