Impacts of COVID-19 on the Democratic Process in the DRC

“Within the executive, the coronavirus crisis has strained the demarcation of powers between the president and the prime minister, with the former gradually encroaching on the latter’s constitutional prerogatives. And the judiciary, which has historically struggled to emancipate itself from executive control, seems to have gained some autonomy: it has taken advantage of the current uncertainties in the executive to pursue prosecutions of high-profile figures for corruption.”

via Congo Research Group