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Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare

Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Shadow Government

While the Trump Team Fiddles, the World Burns

Across Africa and the Middle East, a vacuum of U.S. leadership is exacerbating crises and emboldening abusers.

The Cable

The Fate of the DRC Hangs on a Closed-Door Meeting

A last-ditch effort to avert what could be a massive political crisis came to an impasse on Friday — though the deal’s not dead yet.

Dispatch

Congo’s Crackdown Is Just a Preview of Violence to Come

Joseph Kabila is taking advantage of the opposition's mistakes to extend his rule. But armed militias may be the eventual winners.

Report

Defusing a Ticking Time Bomb in Kinshasa

An opposition leader in exile, a group of Catholic bishops-turned-diplomats, and the ‘last best hope’ to avert the coming crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Argument

Too Little, Too Late

International donors spent $70 million to shore up democracy in the DRC. Here’s why it made little difference.

Dispatch

Kabila’s Trump Card

The U.S. president-elect probably can’t find Congo on a map. For embattled President Joseph Kabila, that’s tremendous news.

Passport

Poll: Support for Congo’s Embattled President Kabila Slides to 7.8 Percent

As an overwhelming majority opposes amending the constitution so he can seek a third term.

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