The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
The DRC's Constitutional Court has upheld Felix Tshisekedi's presidential election win.
Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
Felix Tshisekedi may have clinched DRC's presidency but the road ahead won't be a smooth one.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
The recent poll in the DRC was messy. Nevertheless, it showed that significant change is underway in the country.