Amsterdam News quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the need for the international community to pressure President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into conducting free and fair presidential elections when his term expires:

“If the international community lets the DRC get away with some sort of shenanigans then our ability to positively influence outcomes throughout Africa certainly diminishes considerably,” said Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, told the Washington Free Beacon. Pham fears leaders in the region could take cues from a passive international response to Kabila.

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