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
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
Rising food prices can prompt political and urban unrest. The potential for that is elevated in Kinshasa, the continent's third largest city.
06/27/2011 03:55 pm
The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo wants to remain in a good position for working with Congo's government, but it may be ceding some of its leverage in its effort to stay on good terms.
06/09/2011 01:30 pm
Recent actions taken against Congo's 'conflict mineral' trade by companies and the international community signal that although progress is slow, it is happening.
06/06/2011 04:40 pm
Although it is helpful to have reliable numbers on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that doesn't change the fact that so far there's no answer on how to bring those numbers down.
05/13/2011 02:40 pm
There is widespread misunderstanding in Congo about US legislation targeting conflict minerals.
04/25/2011 04:35 pm
Armed men attacked the residence of Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila on Sunday – but that's about all anyone can agree on.
03/01/2011 03:15 pm