The DRC is still in crisis but there is a way out

Ansorg, Nadine (2018) The DRC is still in crisis but there is a way out. . The Conversation blog post. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

After many months of upheaval, the Democratic Republic of Congo is set for yet another year of political struggle and internal conflict. Current President Joseph Kabila remains the main cause of the unrest. He reached the end of his final term in December 2016 yet refuses to step down. His government continues to find reasons to delay elections which ought to have been held shortly after the conclusion of Kabila's term. The latest election date has been set for December 2018, although it is doubtful that the government will hold the poll. It has already pointed to apparent logistical and financial obstacles to a December election. This has become an ongoing excuse to keep Kabila in power. Meanwhile, DRC citizens are increasingly unsatisfied with the government. They have repeatedly taken to the streets of the capital city Kinshasa to call for elections and Kabila's resignation. Security forces continue to quell those protests and crack down on political activists. State operatives have on several occasions shut down the internet.

Item Type: Internet publication
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Security Sector Reform and the Stability of Post-War Peace
Uncontrolled keywords: Democratic Republic of the Congo; democracy; Africa; governance; peace; security; election; presidential election; government
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Nadine Ansorg
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67593 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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