Congo’s future is fraught with danger following political move

Nicolas van de Walle, government professor at Cornell University whose research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa, says the fight between incumbent president Joseph Kabila and presidential aspirant, Moise Katumba will continue to threaten civil order in Congo. Bio: http://government.arts.cornell.edu/faculty/vandewalle/ van de Walle says: “Congo’s evolving constitutional crisis […]

Museveni’s win in Uganda spells trouble ahead

People in Uganda went to the ballots this week amidst reports of fraud, media censorship and government intimidation. President Yoweri Museveni has been in office since 1986, and is expected to be re-elected – an outcome that many observers fear could lead to instability.   Government professor Nicolas van de Walle researches the political economy of […]