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View on Africa: Can facilitators resolve DRC's electoral crisis?
Date: 15 June 2016
Time: 11h00 - 12h00
Venue: Online via VoiceBoxer

Last week a large grouping of Congolese opposition parties agreed on how to respond to the looming electoral crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The opposition will participate in the national dialogue facilitated by African Union envoy Edem Kodjo, but only if several difficult conditions are met.

These include that international co-facilitators join Kodjo, and President Joseph Kabila leaves office in December.

These prerequisites are unlikely to be accepted by the Congolese government, which makes Kodjo’s role even more important. 

This week’s View on Africa is presented by Stephanie Wolters, head of the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division at the ISS. She will examine whether Kodjo can bring all players to the table. A co-facilitator will be an asset.

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