Discussing Political Inclusion in the DRC

President Jacob Zuma with Congolese President Joseph Kabila at the People’s Palace in Kinshasa. (Photo: GCIS)

In an article for Political Violence @ a Glance, OEF Researcher Jay Benson discusses how delays in scheduling planned elections in the DRC have recently led to incidents of violence. While President Joseph Kabila's government has often met political opposition with violent repression, it has also allowed the former rebel group, M23, to register itself as a political party. The article looks at the possible motivations for such harsh repression towards some opponents and the relative leniency shown towards others.

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