Is the upcoming DRC presidential election being played out in Washington?

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Washington, the capital of African lobbying

By Romain Gras, Romain Gras

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Posted on March 22, 2023 13:31

As was the case during DRC’s last presidential election, the heavyweights of Congolese politics have rushed to the lobbying firms in Washington with national elections scheduled for the end of 2023. For the last few months, political operatives have been waging a war of influence by proxy, as our investigations reveal.

This is part 3 of a 5-part series

The next presidential election in DRC is scheduled for the end of 2023. From Félix Tshisekedi to Martin Fayulu and Moïse Katumbi, DRC’s key contenders have been busy for several months on the banks of the Potomac.

Five years ago, these same contenders had tried to win favour with the Trump administration, seeking contracts signed at a high price with mixed results.

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