Africa at Noon on September 23, 2015

Democratization and Hegemonic Presidency in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Hopes and Challenges

Hubert Kabasu Babu Katulondi
Independent African Writer

Time and Location

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI

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The presentation explores the fundamental components of the democratization process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it recognizes some strides made in this country, the analysis captures major impediments stemming from the  reproduction of a hegemonic presidency. 


Katulondi is currently a PhD Student at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa where he obtained his master’s degree in Political Science. Former Governor of the Province of Kasai Occidental in the DR Congo, he works primarily as an independent writer. His book The Making of the Congo State in the U.S.: Forgotten Story and New Project (2012) was prefaced by Professor James Robinson of Harvard (co-author of Why Nations Fail). Katulondi is currently working on development of USALGA (US-Africa Leadership and Government Academy), as Texas-based nonprofit non-profit training organization formed  to provide proactive training to political and civil society leaders