DR Congo is getting ready for crucial elections on December 20, with President Felix Tshisekedi facing many opponents, including the 2018 runner-up and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Challenges loom with just five weeks to go, as the country aims to avoid the chaos of the 2018 elections.

Approximately 44 million people are eligible to vote, and logistical issues, like delivering voting materials, are a concern. Controversies around voter cards and updating the electoral roll add complexity. Rebel violence in the east and political tensions further complicate preparations.

The EU and NGOs warn of rising repression, while the government denies accusations of authoritarianism. Credit: France 24.


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