Reuters

Congo Research Group's Fred Bauma was quoted in a Reuters article about recent protests in Kinshasa.

The protests erupted over a proposed law opposed by supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi. "The tension and frustration felt by Tshisekedi's party long predates the current events, said Fred Bauma from the Congo Research Group at New York University. The proposed law 'is just a trigger,' he told Reuters."

Jun 24, 2020
Rule of Law

Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group Jason Stearns is interviewed by Reuters on the fraught elections in the Congo. 

Dec 20, 2018
Jason Stearns

According to a public opinion poll conducted by the Congo Research Group and Congolese polling firm BERCI, two opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila jointly lead a race to replace him in an election due in December.

Jul 31, 2018

The government soldiers manning an outpost high above the town of Kashuga have a panoramic view of the hills and valleys of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, home to hundreds of Rwandan Hutu rebels their government has promised to crush.

Read the full Reuters article Slow start revives doubts about Congo campaign against Rwandan rebels

Mar 22, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila announced the formation of a new government on Sunday in a shake-up apparently aimed at broadening his political base ahead of a possible constitutional showdown.

Read the full Reuters article Congo's Kabila names new government in bid to broaden political base

Dec 07, 2014
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security

The United States said on Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House can wield over the world body.

Read the full Reuters article here.

Apr 11, 2014
Richard Gowan
Middle East, United States
Peace and Security
United Nations

Jordan takes over the U.N. Security Council presidency on Wednesday, the first day of its two-year stint on a 15-nation body struggling to cope with conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Mali and elsewhere.

Read the full Reuters article here

Dec 31, 2013
Richard Gowan
Europe, Middle East, Syria
Peace and Security

In the face of a U.N. Security Council deadlocked on Syria, the United States and its allies could seek other means of legitimizing any retaliatory strike they launch against Syria's government for last week's alleged gas attack on civilians.

Aug 27, 2013
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria, United States
Peace and Security

How deep is the divide separating Russia and the United States on Syria? Washington and Moscow have been trying since May to organize an international peace conference to bring an end to the violence. But hopes that such a conference will take place anytime soon - if at all - are fading quickly.

Read the full Reuters article here.

Jun 28, 2013
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria
Peace and Security

After a year of intensive diplomatic efforts by the world body, U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria has made no more progress than his predecessor, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in getting the government and rebels to come to the negotiating table, or getting Russia and the United States to overcome their deep disagreements on Syria.

Read the full Reuters article here

Dec 28, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

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