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Onesphore Sematumba

Analyst, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi

Crisis Group Role

Onesphore Sematumba joined Crisis Group in February 2019 as Analyst for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Crisis Group, Onesphore worked as a Senior Researcher for the Pole Institute, an intercultural institute based in the DR Congo’s Eastern North-Kivu province. His research focused on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of conflict in the country and in the Great Lakes region during the last twenty years.

Areas of Expertise

  • Eastern DR Congo
  • Great Lakes Region

In The News

29 Jul 2020
We should not expect spectacular reversals. Ndayishimiye is himself a product of the CNDD-FDD system and… must ensure the loyalty of the executives who were not necessarily in favour of his designation. The New Humanitarian

Onesphore Sematumba

Analyst, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi
8 Jul 2020
This could be a first sign that [Ndayishimiye] will be able to take decisions that will not blindly follow in his predecessor's steps. Deutsche Welle

Onesphore Sematumba

Analyst, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi