View on Africa: DRC’s sham elections


Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) look set to go ahead on 23 December 2018. With the political playing field heavily skewed in favour of the ruling party, how the Congolese population responds to these elections will shape the country’s future.

This View on Africa is presented by Stephanie Wolters, Head of the Peace and Security Research Programme, ISS Pretoria. She discuss the DRC’s current political landscape, the election candidates and post-election scenarios.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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Attend the briefing in person or online via Voiceboxer on your computer or mobile device. To join the briefing online, simply click on the link above, follow the on-screen instructions and select your language preference. Before joining the briefing online, be sure to test your system settings by clicking on this link Please only use Google Chrome or Firefox to attend the online briefing.

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