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Newly appointed U.S. Special Envoy makes inaugural trip to the Great Lakes Region of Africa

In the DRC, where the United States is the largest bilateral donor, the Special Envoy visited the capital of Kinshasa in the west and Goma in the eastern province of North-Kivu. In Kinshasa, the Special Envoy met with representatives of the Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (National Independent Electoral Commission) and other governmental institutions. During these meetings, the Special Envoy reaffirmed that the United States’ top regional priorities are presidential elections and the respect of constitutions.

The National Commission for Human rights (CNDH) finally installed

CDHD wishes that the newly established National Commission for Human rights does it's job in a transparent and impartial manner. The commission should be entrusted to promote human rights in a country whose records are among the worst in the world.

Population census: An electoral weapon

 The governing party has come up with a new initiative which, according to CDHD's understanding, is but a strategy to lengthen the ruling party's term on power. The creation of ONIP is directly linke to the coming presidenttial elections and is considered as an electoral weapon. To prove this, following multiple pressures, the government has given up the population census; and today  ONIP has become non functionnal... 

Electoral controversies in the DRC

The current debate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is focussed on constitutional reform, amendment of the existing electoral law, population census, creation of new territorial entities, and mandate of the electoral commission which are key elements in the next presidential elections.


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Milicia's threats in the Katanga province since 2011



Repetition of killings in Beni. Civilians claim protection



500,000 people displaced by war in Katanga since 2014



The DRC: From 11 to 26 provinces since June 2015