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Congo opposition calls for new sanctions on leaders for protest deaths

Wed Sep 21 15:10:26 EDT 2016 | Investing
By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader called on Wednesday for the imposition of international sanctions against security officials responsible for the deaths of protesters in two days of demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila. "Without sanctions, they will continue killing people like mosquitoes," said Moise Katumbi, a business tycoon and former Kabila ally. He was convicted in absentia of corruption and sentenced to 36 months in jail ..

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By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader called on Wednesday for the imposition of international sanctions against security offici..
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By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader called on Wednesday for the imposition of international sanctions against security offici..
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At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital of Kinshasa. Interior Ministry spokesman ..
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Congolese opposition supporters chant slogans during a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the Democratic Republic of Congo''s capital Kinshasa. [Kenny Katombe/R..
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