Thursday, 9 February 2012

Congo divided again: Beyond the 2011 elections

President Kabila campaigned under the slogan "for a united Congo". However, the country now stands divided into two camps, between those who believe his re-election to be legitimate and those who don’t.

How then can the people of Congo build a more stable and effective democracy?
Can long-lasting solutions to the many challenges facing the country be found?
What can domestic and international actors do?

These questions will be discussed by a group of experts convened by the Royal African Society and the Oxford Central Africa Forum.

14 February, 16:00 to 19:30

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Lecture Theatre G2, Russell Square Campus, London


1 comment:

  1. Great! Sounds like a frenzy for the sharks of the balkanization of the Congo again. There is a winner and a looser in any election anywhere in any country. That does not doom necessarily a country. Remember Bush-Gore in 2000? Just go to Congo and you will see that not many care that much about what you the experts say. They are more interested in putting food on the table and providing for their families whether it is Kabila or Tshisekedi in power.