DRC President Joseph Kabila says he will not seek re-election. This is set to be the first peaceful transition of power since independence.
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Jean-Pierre Bemba, 55, has succeeded to apply as a presidential candidate for the long-delayed elections to be held on 23 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Congo’s former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has returned to the country to register as a presidential candidate in December’s long-delayed election
Conditions are not yet in place for presidential elections and the credibility of the vote could be compromised
His homecoming after serving a decade in prison at The Hague could dramatically shake up Congolese politics
Titled, “This Is Congo”, there is a new film directed and filmed by former photojournalist Daniel McCabe
Union could include opposition contenders in a presidential vote to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila
A growing citizen movement known as Living Libraries is designed to smash stereotypes and prejudice through dialogue
Michel Chikwanine talks about his experience to audiences around the world — including during a recent peace conference
Meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process