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The DRC: no pressure, no problem

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The DRC's elections are scheduled for December 2018, after multiple delays. With President Joseph Kabila unable to run again without a constitutional amendment, his options are limited to appointing a successor or delaying the election again on account of several legitimate reasons. Recurring unrest in Kinshasa and growing violent conflicts in multiple provinces are the most obvious. The deteriorating humanitarian situation also represents the biggest challenge to the international community, which is unable to act more forcefully against the Kabila regime without severe collateral damage to the Congolese population.

In this note we explore the political situation in the DRC and how President Kabila alone will influence the country's immediate future. Click here to download the article.

About the author: Adrian Fielding is a business intelligence and political analyst in africapractice's Intelligence & Analysis team. Based in Casablanca, he covers Francophone and Lusophone Africa.

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