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Do President Kabila's reforms threaten the future of democracy in the DRC?

On New Year’s Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo 33 women were subjected to mass rape in the eastern province of South Kivu. On the same day, Joseph Kabila, the current President of DRC, proclaimed that the situation in the east of the country was “calm and improving.” The situation in the east, however, is far from calm, and the dramatic changes to the DRC’s constitution that Kabila enacted just days later may undermine the…

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