January 18, 2017
DRC's CENCO Agreement: A Foundation for Real Political Transition?
By Africa Center
Africa Center Deputy Director and Director for Research and Programs Bronwyn Bruton welcomed the audience, introduced the discussants, and, following their brief remarks, moderated the discussion.
The discussion focused on the content of the CENCO agreement, the likelihood that the agreement would be lead to a political transition in the country, what the international community, and specifically the incoming US administration, should do to encourage implementation of the agreement, and what comes next for the country if the deal were to fall through.
Among those in attendance were Ambassador Herman Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Ambassador James Swan, former US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ambassador Laurence Wohlers, acting head of the Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Tony Gambino, former DRC mission director at the US Agency for International Development.