DRC opposition leaders property attacked as political violence surges

The homes of prominent members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political opposition have been attacked as the country teeters on the brink of war. IBTimes UK spoke to Gabriel Kyungu, President of the prominent opposition platform known as Rassemblement in Katanga, who said his home came under siege in the early hours of 30 November. The identities of the perpetrators is not yet known, but politicians accuse President Kabilas regime of being behind the attack. Kabilas mandate expires on 19 December and he is barred from seeking a third term in office, but is accused of manoeuvring to ensure he can remain in power indefinitely. 8 days ago

Freedom Party of Austria: The countrys far-right party explained

The alt-right party founded by Nazi’s in the 50’s was a successor the the League of Independents – a nationalist party representing the interests of the Nazis.It is a member of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament. The presidential vote on 4 December is said to be a test of European right-wing nationalism in the wake of Donald Trump’s win 9 days ago

Austrian election a worrying example of how polarised world politics has become

The Austrian presidential election between Alexander Van der Bellen and Norbert Hofer will take place on 4 December. Should he win, Hofer, from the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria, founded by Nazi sympathisers, would become the first far-right leader of a major European country for decades. IBTimes UK spoke to Professor Matthew Goodwin, a visiting senior fellow at Chatham House and expert on the right in Europe, about the election and what it means for the rise of populism across the continent. 8 days ago