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The SAIFAC Africa Forum - Can the Democratic Republic of the Congo become a democracy?

Many in the international community have hailed the December 2018 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the first-ever peaceful hand-over of power in the post-independence era in the DRC affected through elections. Numerous dissenting voices claim that the elections were a sham – ‘an electoral coup’ – and have only endorsed an illegitimate leadership. Who is correct?

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The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), with support from KAS, is organising a panel discussion to discuss a number of significant questions related to the future of democracy, good governance and human rights in the DRC, looking at, among other things, the 2018 elections, the state of democratic institutions and what can be done to reduce armed conflict in the future.

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Venue

Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

Speakers

Mr. Claude Kabambi Tshibambe
Mr. Pierre Kibasomba
Dr. Jean-Jacques Kandala
Mrs. Francisca Tshiyongo Kanambuj

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The SAIFAC Africa Forum - Can the Democratic Republic of the Congo become a democracy?
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