Exacerbating an Already Difficult Situation

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With the recent announcement that presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be postponed until at least 2018, tensions have been rising over the continued reign of DRC President Joseph Kabila. The Cipher Brief spoke with John Siko, Head of Business Intelligence for Africa at the Risk Advisory Group, about the current political climate in the DRC. According to Siko, people in the DRC “are not terribly enamored with Joseph Kabila,” and there is not much “likelihood that this frustration is going to go away over the next two years.”

The Cipher Brief: A Congolese electoral commission recently stated that it could take two more years to organize a new election. What are the possible scenarios stemming from this in regards to the country’s political stability?

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