Democratic Republic of Congo

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...

Circumventing the trap of the predatory African state narrative: Reflections from...

In this blog, Maria Eriksson Baaz and Judith Verweijen argue that we need to move beyond the idea that the Congolese army is simply an abusive force...

Poll in the DRC looms: Prospect for change?

After multiple false starts, the Democratic Republic of Congo might hold its general elections in April 2019. Reuben Loffman explores whether management of the...

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...

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...

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...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

Is Katumbi’s resignation a game changer in DRC?

Ilunga Mpyana explores the political landscape of the DRC in the wake of Moise Katumbi's resignation last month. Given Katumbi's wealth, popularity, principles and...

Why Democracy and Authoritarianism Are Both on the Rise in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman looks at the trends in democracy and authoritarianism in Africa over the last few years, and identifies an increasingly divided...

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...