Those who reject recourse to the courts in favour of street demonstrations are taking the wrong approach to the current democratic turning point.
Laurent Kabila and his son Joseph were the Democratic Republic of Congo’s third and fourth presidents.
The Banyamulenge have been viewed as strangers in their own country – the violence targeting them revolves around this misconception.
Football provides a way for unpopular elites to build political capital – but also creates space for citizens to voice dissent.
Tension persists between the neighbours as Kampala is yet to address all of Kigali’s grievances.
Le gouvernement du président Tshisekedi n’a plus l’excuse d’être entravé par l'emprise du clan de son prédécesseur Joseph Kabila.
President Tshisekedi’s government no longer has the excuse that it’s being hampered by the dead hand of his predecessor Joseph Kabila’s cabal.
Public statements against payroll fraud seem to materialise at strategic moments.
After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
The independent strategic review, now before the Security Council, recognises many of the challenges ahead. But it appears overly sanguine about what can be achieved within a three-year period.
Felix Tshisekedi must come out from under former premier Joseph Kabila’s thumb.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
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.