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Congo Suspends Text Messaging

Text messaging on cell phones has been suspended since early December, and multiple television and radio stations have been disconnected or banned from being transmitted. Where is the transparency in this? The government claims that it wants to better the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declares Kabila Winner

The DRC’s Supreme Court has declared incumbent President Joseph Kabila the winner of the elections. Since the result was originally announced there have been claims of fraud and a lack of transparency by the Congolese, the Congolese diaspora, and leaders … Continue reading

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Kabila Declared Election Winner By CENI

President Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of the presidential election in the Democratic of the Congo with 49% of the vote. President Kabila has held that title since his father’s assassination in 2001 and will continue to for … Continue reading

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Will the Generational Gap Affect Election Results?

Tensions are growing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the presidential race becomes more volatile. According to Reuters there have been 188 documented cases of election-related violence in the past year. And more is expected in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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Update: Congo’s upcoming elections

Congo’s elections are scheduled to commence next month, and there is a great deal of uncertainty and concern in the international community in the buildup to them. Even in the midst of multiple reports (this one and this one, for … Continue reading

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Commentary: Congo’s Elections

Very interesting article today written by Congolese human rights activist Annie Rashidi-Mulumba in the Daily Beast. The author warns of a potentially volatile situation in the Congo with elections approaching in November, especially in light of events in the Ivory … Continue reading

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New Developments in Congo’s Presidential Election

In the news today, it appears that a challenger to Joseph Kabila’s presidency believes that he can win this year’s election without combining forces with politicians from opposing parties. This runs counter to the strategy that these challengers were expected … Continue reading

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Elections in the Congo

Very interesting blog post today about the upcoming election in the Congo and President Joseph Kabila‘s efforts to remain in power. Kabila came into office after the assassination of his father in 2001 and was reelected in 2006. He is very … Continue reading

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