Topic: Jason Stearns
Guest blogger Jason Stearns recaps some of the recent developments leading up to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's elections, scheduled for next month.
10/14/2011 02:44 pm
A report on Congo's voter register found that a large number of voters showed up twice in the system, but it's unclear whether anything will be done to correct this ahead of the November election.
09/30/2011 02:26 pm
The large number of candidates – for only 500 seats – will make for a more competitive election than in the past.
09/26/2011 12:00 pm
In its efforts to improve its relationship with the Congolese government, the UN mission in Congo has not stepped in to address abuses during the voter registration process.
09/21/2011 03:24 pm
Congolese President Kabila said his government has managed to gain control of eastern Congo's armed groups, but the emergence of new armed groups undermines his success.
09/16/2011 02:10 pm
A report from International Crisis Group found that voter registration numbers in eastern Congo included fake voters, children, foreigners, and voters registered multiple times. [Editor's note: Due to an editing error, the headline and subheadline named the wrong country. It has been corrected.]
09/07/2011 01:46 pm
While the Ugandan and US strategy of chasing the brutal Lord's Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony, has produced some attrition, it has also generated a massive recruitment campaign by the LRA.
08/23/2011 04:56 pm
An NGO worker in Congo says of the Dodd-Frank legislation: 'The motivation behind the law is very good – to impose transparency. But the implementation has been the problem.'
08/04/2011 01:29 pm
The Congo election season is fully underway, but voter registration fraud, delays in the legislative elections, and vote buying are just a few of things disrupting the election.
08/03/2011 04:02 pm
Shuffling and regrouping among Congo's troops is creating a volatile environment that encourages violence and potentially mass rape, as shown in the rape of at least 120 women in early June.
06/29/2011 05:40 pm