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October 18, 2010

Elections and Voting
The Crisis in Congo

The panelists will provide an update on recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the country struggles with increasing violence and political, ethnic, and regional conflicts. Related…

October 18, 2010

Elections and Voting
The Crisis in Congo

Experts examine the stability, security, risks, and quality of governance of the Democratic Republic of Congo since the 2006 elections, as well as the need for continued international engagement.

September 23, 2011

Guest Post: Yanzhong Huang on the NCD Summit

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai. (Arko Datt/courtesy Reuters) As I noted last week and earlier this week, the United Nations has taken an interest in noncommunicable disea…

A no-smoking poster is displayed in a restaurant in Mumbai that used to allow smoking October 2, 2008. India banned smoking in public places on Thursday in an attempt to fight tobacco use blamed, directly or indirectly, for a fifth of all deaths in the world’s third-largest consumer. The ban, which includes all offices and restaurants, will hit its estimated 240 million tobacco users, who are likely to find their homes and cars among the last few places to light up. REUTERS/Arko Datta

August 21, 2006

Elections and Voting
Postscript: Congo’s Elections

On July 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will hold its first multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in four decades. Many hope this will be the country’s first fully democratic e…

December 29, 2011

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…

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

November 29, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

Initial Reports on Congo Elections Discouraging

January 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

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.

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 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

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.