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US Envoy Hopes for Last-minute Political Deal in DRC

Tue Dec 06 16:12:43 EST 2016 | Voice of America
KINSHASA, D.R.C. —  December 19 marks the end of President Joseph Kabila's second five-year term in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many in the country are nervous as the date approaches. Elections were to have been held this year but have not been organized. Kabila now plans to remain in office until polls can be held in 2018. A large opposition coalition known as the Rassemblement views the president's prolonged second and, under the constitution, final term as a power grab. Thi..


KINSHASA, D.R.C. —  December 19 marks the end of President Joseph Kabila's second five-year term in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many in the country are nervous a..
KINSHASA —  The task of preventing Democratic Republic of Congo's political crisis from spiraling into fresh conflict falls to the country's Catholic Church, one of the few in..
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By David Lewis and Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The task of preventing Democratic Republic of Congo’s political crisis from spiraling into fresh conflict falls to the country’s ..
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