Topic: Jason Stearns
Vital Kamerhe, a member of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's ruling party, is starting his own, which some think could manage to unseat incumbents.
12/13/2010 04:01 pm
With opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo preparing to select presidential candidates, the 2011 presidential election is gearing up.
12/09/2010 12:01 pm
Targeted sanctions are most effective when applied to individuals, but when those individuals see little impact or are able to evade the sanctions, it raises questions about their merits.
12/08/2010 04:27 pm
Although much of the information released by WikiLeaks on Africa's Great Lakes region is not news, it does tell us what the US considers its national interests in the region.
12/06/2010 02:01 pm
At a hearing on the Congo, time spent framing the conflict as a US national security issue would have been better spent showing ways that the US can aid resolution.
12/06/2010 11:18 am
Almost $20 billion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's debt has been cancelled. While that is good for its economic progress, some decry the help because of Congo's human rights record.
11/22/2010 03:32 pm
A congressional staffer explains recently passed legislation that aims to reduce Congo's "conflict minerals" industry by making it easier for activists to target US companies who import minerals from the Congo.
11/15/2010 03:59 pm
Although the Congo's Kivu region is well-known for its violence, recent scandals with the government's security forces show that the country's problems go beyond that region.
11/09/2010 04:29 pm
The World Bank's report on where it is easiest to start a business put the Congo at No. 175. A system that requires businessmen to pay well above their profit in taxes makes honest dealings cost prohibitive.
11/09/2010 03:06 pm
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is gearing up for the 2011 election, but a lack of foreign aid – prompted by dissatisfaction with its human rights record and increasing violence – could prevent implementation of democratic safeguards.
10/28/2010 12:11 pm