Topic: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Polling results will be announced today in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but 'massive' irregularities may undermine credibility; and Russian voters rebuke leader Vladimir Putin.
12/06/2011 08:53 am
Election violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week didn't surprise me. Nor did my country's last place ranking on the UN's Human Development Index. Congo's sources of conflict are known; the solutions are less obvious. But there are signs of hope and paths forward.
12/01/2011 12:12 pm
Key to understanding Congo today is understanding the violence that has defined the country's recent history. The Enough Project gives some background.
11/29/2011 01:38 pm
In North and South Kivu provinces, voters are worried about possible regional outcomes, including secession, if incumbent President Joseph Kabila is not reelected.
11/28/2011 03:27 pm
Guest blogger Jason Stearns received reports of delays opening polling stations, road blocks, protests, voting fraud, and violence at polling stations – just a few of the challenges in Congo's elections.
11/28/2011 03:12 pm
From the metals in your cell phone to the gas in your car, Congo is more connected to your life than you might think, and its stability matters.
11/28/2011 12:21 pm
With so many North African rebellions falling short of their goals, has the term 'Arab Spring' lost its usefulness? And since when did China's young people become obsessed with 'lifestyle' issues?
11/28/2011 09:18 am
Congo's polls today could be a crucial step for the resource-rich country's progress toward stability and self-determination. Disputed elections could leave it conflict-prone and poor.
11/28/2011 08:41 am
In eastern Congo's South Kivu region, one of the most-conflict ridden areas of the country, pessimism is widespread, particularly when it comes to the candidates themselves.
11/22/2011 11:05 am
Diplomatic sources in Kinshasa say that it is likely that Congo elections scheduled for Nov. 28 will be delayed because of a lag in delivering materials. A delay could lead to violence.
11/22/2011 10:40 am