Kabila Efforts to Retain Power Cloud Prospects in DR Congo
President Joseph Kabila has promised that presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will take place as scheduled in November 2016. If he decides to delay or maneuver for a third term, as seems likely, prospects for the country are ominous and instability will spill over into neighboring countries, according to former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Ambassador Herman J. Cohen.
Congo-Kinshasa: Can Kabila Hold Onto Power?
African Arguments, 9 October 2015
President Kabila faces challenges on a number of fronts, from the opposition to the grassroots to members of his own inner circle. How much longer can he hold on? Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Danger Looms in DRC As Kabila Maneuvers to Remain in Power
allAfrica, 27 August 2015
It is becoming increasingly difficult for authoritarian African heads of state to change constitutions that limit them to two terms in power. Read more »
Joseph Kabila lors du meeting électoral qu'il a tenu à Goma, au Nord-Kivu, le 14 novembre 2011.
Nation, 14 August 2015
The current crop of African Presidents appear obsessed with the extension or abolition of Presidential term limits. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Joseph Kabila Forever - the Dangers of an Extended Presidency
HRW, 28 July 2015
Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, faces a historic choice: Does he step down when his constitutionally limited two terms in office come to an… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Will Kabila Stand for Office Again?
Fahamu, 29 July 2015
The dangers of an extended presidency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Read more »
ISS, 22 July 2015
This week, amid widespread fear and turmoil, blatant human rights violations, growing refugee flows and threats from opposition camps to instigate large-scale violence, Burundi is… Read more »