After presidential and parliamentary elections marred by some violence and not insignificant irregularity, the Democratic Republic of Congo waits for the first election results to be announced next week.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to have national elections on Monday 28 November 2011. It will be a messy, complicated affair. But this post should help clarify what's different this time around.
More analysis and consistent international coverage of the conflict in the Central African Republic is needed for a better understanding of how peacebuilding and conflict mitigation in the region as a whole can be pursued.
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is designed to protect American consumers from products containing conflict minerals. But will it help protect Congolese from the conflict itself?
If the new mission in Abyei, Sudan, is to be successful in protecting personnel and civilians, the Security Council will have to continue to respond assertively and back the mission up in both rhetoric and resources.