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Congo opposition calls for general strike to make Kabila stand down

Wed Feb 10 10:31:23 EST 2016 | Reuters
KINSHASA Feb 10 Opposition leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo called for a general strike next Tuesday to press President Joseph Kabila to step down when his mandate expires at the end of the year. The decision represents a retreat from earlier plans for a mass pro-democracy march after the powerful Catholic church pulled its support last month, saying the event had been co-opted by political interests. Kabila succeeded his assassinated father in 2001 and won disputed elections in 2006 and ..

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