Democratic Republic of Congo

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...

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...
The M23 Rebellion

The M23 rebellion: an (exceptionally provisional) attempt at some analysis

To say that the situation in Congo is fluid would be a chronic understatement. Conflict in the east of the country, and the regional...

Democratic Republic of Congo’s negotiated democracy

With elections nowhere in sight and with President Kabila clinging onto power despite his mandate having expired in December 2016, Ilunga Mpyana analyses the...

Reflections from the DRC

20th December 2016 16:00 With growing contestation surrounding President Kabila term, Pat Stys from the University of Edinburgh spoke to citizens in the Democratic Republic...

The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

DRC: Below the Surface, a Game Changer in Congolese Politics

Pierre Englebert argues that the 2015 break-up of Congo’s provinces has "upended politics", creating second- and third-order challenges for Congo's next government. *** “Shikata,” or “remain...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

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 Politics of Health Crisis: Borders and Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts...