Growing tensions and violent protests have gripped Senegal ahead of the presidential election. Sunday will be a critical day for Senegalese democracy, as voters head to the polls for a very contentious vote.
President Joseph Kabila has won out against his many, many opponents to claim another term as the leader of the DRC. His primary opponent, Etienne Tshisekedi, took 32% of the vote, but it looks like Tshisekedi may be declaring himself president anyway. Results may be out, but the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are far from over.
After presidential and parliamentary elections marred by some violence and not insignificant irregularity, the Democratic Republic of Congo waits for the first election results to be announced next week.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to have national elections on Monday 28 November 2011. It will be a messy, complicated affair. But this post should help clarify what's different this time around.