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Kabila's Speech: Path to Glissement?

In less than one year (November 2016), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is supposed to organize presidential elections. However, a tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounds the organizing of the elections, which would ostensibly usher in a new president and mark the first peaceful transition of power in the history of the country. Congo's main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) had been in talks with the Kabila regime to organize a national dialogue that would hopefully, help to avoid a worsening of the current electoral crisis (one that is being orchestrated by the Kabila regime). Read entire blog>>