Africa Aware: Democratic Resilience Mini-Series: The DRC

Martin Fayulu, opposition leader and former presidential candidate in the DRC, on the challenges for achieving free and fair elections in 2023, the security crisis in eastern DRC, and his vision for the country’s regional identity and future global role.

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Martin Fayulu

Leader, Engagement for Citizenship and Development Party, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Yusuf Hassan

Former Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is scheduled to hold presidential, parliamentary, and local elections in December 2023. The country stands at an important juncture in its democratic trajectory, with evolving domestic, regional, and international institutions interlocking in increasingly complex ways.

On this episode of Africa Aware, Martin Fayulu, a prominent opposition leader and former presidential candidate in the DRC, outlines the challenges for achieving free and fair elections at the close of 2023, the impact of the security crisis in eastern parts of the country, and his vision for the DRC’s regional identity and future global role.