Electoral commission head grapples with question of diaspora vote
Denis Kadima, the head of the DRC's national electoral commission [...]
In two confidential reports, the UN Electoral Needs Assessment Mission (ENAM) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have drawn up an overview of the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and attempted to forecast possible outcomes at the time of the late 2023 elections.
Last month in the utmost secrecy, the Kinshasa prosecutor's office opened an investigation into an account held by the finance ministry at the First National Bank containing over $300m. It is a sensitive case that could involve irregular transactions.
DR Congo's independent national electoral commission is struggling to carry out its mandate for lack of funds, leading to fears the general election set for the end of 2023 may be pushed back sparking a major political crisis.