41 minutes | Oct 2, 2015

AAP#1: Electoral Politics in the DR Congo with Jason Stearns

Jason Stearns joins us to talk about electoral politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We get into President Joseph Kabila's strategy for political (and physical) survival, China's role in Congolese politics and Moise Katumbi, Kabila's heir apparent. Subscribe: RSS | Soundcloud | iTunes (coming soon!) Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Jason Stearns (guest, expert on politics and security in the DR Congo): Twitter | Blog African Arguments/Royal African Society: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Dancing in the Glory of Monsters - Jason's fantastic book on the Congo conflicts How will the oil price collapse affect the Africa Rising story? by Desné Masie on African Arguments Africa's oil boom goes bust by Luke Patey on African Arguments Mathematiques Congolaises by Jean Bofane Congo Kitoko - Exhibition in Paris on Congolese modern art Daniel Eizenga's Burkina Faso updates on the Sahel Blog Congo’s Katanga Governor Moïse Katumbi leaves ruling party, breaks silence by Kris Berwouts on African Arguments Thomas Piketty at the Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Thanks for listening! We are grateful to African Arguments and the Royal African Society for supporting the podcast. If you would like to support us, have a suggestion for a topic we should cover or a guest we should invite, please get in touch! There are links to the social media profiles of our hosts above, or drop us a line at africanargumentspodcast@gmail.com. The music on this podcast was kindly provided by DJ Maramza.
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