The long-delayed elections are approaching, and although this is often portrayed as preventing further violence, it could trigger a new wave of clashes. The question pivots on whether one group will be motivated to target another. Given that the existing political and social conditions are ripe for conflict, large-scale violence can break-out suddenly and for seemingly minor reasons. If the outcome of elections is disputed, or leaves one or more party aggrieved, the approaching election could be one of these reasons, especially if there is perception of fraud.

Source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/27/is-kabila-using-ethnic-violence-to-stay-in-power/
Source: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/03/will-congo-go-to-the-polls-or-go-to-war-kabila-drc-rwanda-kivu/

Tip: Mention someone by typing @username