Spotlight DRC West Africa Newsletter dated 06/06/2018

Washington and Paris prepare to call Kabila's bluff

Joao Lourenco (left) is expected to convince Joseph Kabila to respect the electoral schedule.
Joao Lourenco (left) is expected to convince Joseph Kabila to respect the electoral schedule. ©Reuters
With his last term in office due to expire in December 2016, Joseph Kabila is maintaining the suspense surrounding his intentions and ratcheting up tensions as the presidential election approaches. Under the new electoral law, he cannot stand for re-election, [...] (589 words)
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