Roundtable

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Is a power transfer possible?

There's great trepidation – and great hope ahead of the election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's never experienced a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960. Current president Joseph Kabila has clung to power since the end of his second term, two years ago, but his delay tactics could finally come to an end. Joining us at the Roundtable is Koen Vlassenroot, Professor in Political and Social Sciences at Ghent University in Belgium; Winston Mano, Director of the Africa Media Centre at the University of Westminster; Okito Tongomo, President of the Congolese in Exile; and Francine Mukwaya, a Human Rights Activist. Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World. #DRC #election #Kabila #Congo

Will free and fair elections take place in the DRC?

Will free and fair elections take place in the DRC?

5 things about Joseph Kabila

5 things about Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo could have its first democratic transition of power

Democratic Republic of Congo could have its first democratic transition of power

Why does the DRC's long-delayed election matter?

Why does the DRC's long-delayed election matter?

LEBANON EXPLOSION: Time for an international investigation?

LEBANON EXPLOSION: Time for an international investigation?

CORONAVIRUS SECOND WAVE: Is it a flawed idea?

CORONAVIRUS SECOND WAVE: Is it a flawed idea?

PLASTICS: How to make them sustainable

PLASTICS: How to make them sustainable

WOMEN LEADERS: Tackling COVID-19 better?

WOMEN LEADERS: Tackling COVID-19 better?

APOCALYPSE NEXT: Are humans failing to plan long-term?

APOCALYPSE NEXT: Are humans failing to plan long-term?

ALGORITHMS: Can we trust them?

ALGORITHMS: Can we trust them?

BELARUS PROTESTS: What could happen next?

BELARUS PROTESTS: What could happen next?

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: The next wave of COVID-19?

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: The next wave of COVID-19?

FLEXIBLE WORKING: How could it change society?

FLEXIBLE WORKING: How could it change society?

BACK TO SCHOOL: What damage has lockdown done?

BACK TO SCHOOL: What damage has lockdown done?

MASK WEARING- Why are some people so against it?

MASK WEARING- Why are some people so against it?

4 DAY WORK WEEK: Is now the time?

4 DAY WORK WEEK: Is now the time?

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