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February 8, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
An Alternative Perspective on the U.S. Decision to Recognize Tshisekedi

In the daily Africa in Transition blog, on February 6, 2019, Ambassador Michelle Gavin, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Program, harshly criticized the United States government’s policy toward the December 2018 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DRC-Congo-Kinshasa-Tshisekedi-Inauguration

February 6, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Truth About United States’ Complicity in DRC’s Fraudulent Election

Despite having suggested it would isolate and pressure those undermining democracy in Congo just days before, the Trump administration decided to join other states in accepting the sham outcome in an effort to stave off a potentially violent stalemate in Congo. The wisdom of that choice is debatable.

DRC Blog Post

January 14, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Accountability Lacking in Congo Election Debate

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s complicated and long-delayed elections ended with a surprise twist. Right now, it appears that Tshisekedi owes his victory to Kabila and the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy. That loss of connective tissue to the citizens of the country distorts accountability in ways unlikely to deliver the relief from predatory governance that the Congolese people crave.

Supporters of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu hold a sign before a political rally in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 11, 2019.

August 15, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
Kabila Will Not Stand in Elections, but Will Congo Really Change?

After keeping his own citizens and the international community in suspense for over two years past the end of his mandate in 2016, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo anno…

DRC-Kabila-Elections-President

December 28, 2017

United States
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…

Kohl 1989

December 19, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Congo-Kinshasa:  Ivory Coast Redux?

December 6, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Congo Elections: It’s Looking Bad

December 12, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

It’s Getting Hot in Congo

January 17, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Incumbent Congolese President Joseph Kabila receives his ballot at a polling station in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, November 28, 2011.

January 5, 2012

Elections and Voting
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…

An Earlier Congo Election