Congo Election Shows Flaws in Trump’s Africa Strategy

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

"At least three major opposition candidates are on the ballot – Martin Fayulu, leader of a coalition of Kabila opponents, Vital Kamerhe, and Felix Tshisekedi, a career politician. An October cell phone poll of 1,179 people in all 26 provinces by a consortium including Stearns’ Congo Research Group shows Shadary trailing the last two. Still, Stearns says he and other observers still expect Shadary to win the single-round, first-past-the-post race."

Read more in Reuters here.

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Dec 20, 2018
Jason Stearns