Following a long and uncertain wait, doubt has been cast over the political dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It is becoming more and more difficult for authorities and the opposition to implement the late December deal on power sharing.
This has raised concerns within the episcopal conference which has been influential in the power-sharing deal.
It is in this climate of uncertainty that the talks resumed this Thursday in Congo’s capital Kinshasa.
The Bishops remain optimistic to finding rapid solutions at a time when the Congolese public seem impatient.
According to one of the mediators, Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo, “one afternoon could be sufficient to complete what remains, except stakeholders are not willing,”
The comments say a lot about the uncertainty which was discussed during the parliamentary opening session on Wednesday.
Members and Senators had pointed out during the opening that a reassuring electoral process is key to peace and stability in the DRC.