• About Roger Nokes

    Roger Nokes is the membership coordinator for the United Nations Association of the USA, leading relations between UNA-USA's 125 chapters and the national headquarters. Nokes has a master of arts in international relations and diplomacy from the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University, where he was an associate editor for the Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. Nokes has a B.A. in history and political science from Kean University in Union, N.J.

    Congo Elections, Hardly a ‘Hinge Moment’

    by  • November 26, 2011 • Africa, Human Rights • 2 Comments
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    UN peacekeepers perform on UN Day in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo.  MYRIAM ASMANI/MONUSCO

    One of Africa’s largest, poorest and most violent countries will have its second election – presidential and parliamentary – on Nov. 28, after overcoming a dictatorship, a coup and two brutal civil wars. The Democratic Republic of Congo, independent since 1960 from Belgium, remains a glaring paradox, however, with enormous mineral wealth plumbed alongside...

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