The future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) teeters on the brink. A new transition government has been formed without the main opposition parties, and the Kabila government is lobbying African and western governments to accept the current arrangement.
This seminar examines scenarios for the DRC’s future. Public opinion is still against President Joseph Kabila and threats of violent protest remain significant. Meanwhile, armed violence in the Kasais is spilling over the border into Angola, upsetting the DRC’s most strategic ally. Until Kabila leaves or declares that he will not stand for another term, and indicates a date for the elections, instability looks set to increase.
Chair: Dr Fonteh Akum, Senior Researcher, ISS
Speaker: Stephanie Wolters, Head, Peace & Security Research Programme, ISS