View on Africa: next steps to free and fair elections in DRC


President Joseph Kabila won’t be running for a third term. He is barred from doing so by the constitution but kept the country in suspense on this question for close to three years. Ramazani Shadary has been nominated to run for the presidential coalition. Kabila’s decision is an important step, but attention must remain on the election process.

This View on Africa is presented by Stephanie Wolters, Head of the ISS Peace and Security Research Programme. She will discuss the quality of the pre-electoral process which continues to be marred by questions about the voter’s roll, the introduction of new voting technology and the overall climate of political repression.

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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