Democratic Republic of Congo

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

Interventions and the (de)stabilizing of sovereignty in Africa

In this post,  Nina Wilén tells us about her new book 'Justifying Interventions in Africa: (de)stabilizing sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi, and the Congo. Nina...

The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...

DRC: How Kabila rigged the election … and got away with...

DRC’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila, who was barred from standing for a third term, found an entirely novel way of hanging on to power....

DIA Exclusive: President Christian Malanga gives his take on the DRC...

The general elections held in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 30 December 2018 have descended into controversy and acrimony. Supporters of opposition leader Martin...

The DRC: An unexpected transfer of power, but was it the...

Africa has been holding its breath as the people of the DRC participate in a remarkable election that has featured prolonged delays, electronic voting, and...

Podcast: Does Democracy Work for Africa?

Speaking to RFI's Christina Okello for a brand new documentary, DiA's Professor Nic Cheeseman explains why even in the countries where elections are frequently...

Leaving the girls behind: child soldiers in the DRC

What happens when child soldiers return home? Bill Snaddon writes about the fraught experiences of female child soldiers re-joining their families and communities in...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...

Political culture, strong institutions and electoral transition in the Democratic Republic...

Monte McMurchy underscores the importance of meaningful civic engagement for a vibrant and meaningful democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. *** With over a year...