DRC political problems

By Editorial | August 22nd, 2017

At the just-ended 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit, the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discussed. The Summit concluded: “On the DRC, the Summit noted that it might not be possible to hold elections in December 2017, due to a number of challenges currently receiving attention. Accordingly, Summit has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission of the DRC to publicise the revised electoral calendar. The Summit has also approved the appointment of a SADC Special Envoy to the DRC in the level of a Former Head of State. There are consultations aimed at finalising this matter.” 

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has been reacting to these observations by SADC. In this podcast, Nick Elebe, OSISA’s Country Director for DRC, speaks to Channel Africa’s Siphumelele Zondi.


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