View on Africa: elections amid crisis in Congo-Brazzaville

2017-06-21

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Political instability in the Republic of Congo has been rising since President Denis Sassou Nguesso was elected for a third term after a new constitution was adopted in November 2015. Since then, promised governance reforms have not been implemented and opposition leaders remain in detention. Can credible elections be held under current conditions?

In this View on Africa, Senior Researcher Fonteh Akum will explore the impact of the upcoming 16 July legislative elections on the deepening political crisis.

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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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