Increasing the Stakes in DR Congo’s Electoral Poker
A moment of waning international attention has led some in President Kabila’s camp to revisit the idea of an internationally-opposed third presidential term.
African and Western leaders must maintain unity, redouble efforts to dissuade Kabila from pursuing this course and ensure preparations for elections in 2018 continue apace.
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Allies of President Joseph Kabila suggest increasingly overtly that he could seek a third term in office; international actors, led by Angola, firmly reject that idea.
Meanwhile, preparations for elections scheduled for December continue, but…