Congo Votes: What's at Stake

Congo Votes: What's at Stake

Election results are set to roll in soon in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - is violence inevitable, regardless of the outcome?

A decade after the end of its brutal civil war, the Democratic Republic of Congo is still grappling with political instability and uncertainty. When voters in this large central African country went to the polls in presidential elections, a leading opposition candidate called on supporters to "terrorize the government." We examine what's at stake in the contest and the aftermath.


Laura Seay

Assistant Professor, Political Science, Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)

Thierry Vircoulon

Project Director, Central Africa; International Crisis Group

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

NPR Foreign Correspondent

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