People queuing at the election point

People actively participating in the election process in Kinshasa, the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


The three organizations have since long sought to accompany churches and communities in the search for peace and stability in Africa. The All Africa Conference of Churches—involved in peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo for decades—has maintained an ecumenical pastoral presence for peace and reconciliation in difficult situations in many African countries.

From 30 October to 3 November, the All Africa Conference of Churches convened a consultation of religious leaders and actors to promote social cohesion, counter violent extremism, and advocate for peace in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WCC and Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa have accompanied their member churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporting calls for peaceful elections.

In a continued spirit of accompaniment, an accredited team of 8 international ecumenical observers accompanied the 20 December elections, covering many areas of Goma, the capital city of North Kivu and Kinshasa.

Rev. Dr Billy Gama, a WCC central committee member from the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Blantyre Synod, represented the WCC in the team of international observers.

All Africa Conference of Churches