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Elections Not Possible Before April 2019: Congo’s Electoral Commission

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Joseph Kabila has been continuously making use of all the efforts to postpone his stepping down from the chair of President of Democratic Republic of Congo. Presidential election was scheduled to be held last year in November but it was failed even though there was wide protest by opposition claiming it to be unconstitutional. Lately the electoral commission added fuel ...

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Congo’s Electoral Commission Announces Presidential Elections Not Possible In 2017

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The long delayed presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo will face further delay as Electoral Commission of the country announced Friday in Paris that even by the end of 2017 votes would not be possible. The mandate of President Joseph Kabila is ending by the mid of December this year following long protests and claiming dozens of lives in ...

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What Makes Congo One Of The Most Unstable Countries

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Not less than a million people have been displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo in past one year due to diplomatic crisis. Many have been killed and are dumped in mass graves, but no one cares about it even though it is true several inadequate aid agencies have landed to deal the situation amid a pitiful amount of sanctioned ...

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Life Is Opposite In US And Congo: Refugee Mwibeleca Amuri

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Mwibeleca Amuri, a refugee from Congo, fled from his country due to war and political turmoil in 1997 to Tanzania where he met and married his wife. Both together has five children and the oldest is now 18-year-old. Last year in September he resettled in San Diego and recalls his struggles to welcome peace in his life. He is 39 ...

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Congolese Opposition Leader Etienne Tshisekedi Dies At 84: UDPS Spokesman

Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday battling long with ill health, as rumored, at a crucial time for the country as he was involved in a deal to get President Joseph Kabila step down by 2017-end. He was 84. A press statement of his death confirmation in Belgium was released by party spokesman Augustin Kabuya without detailing cause. Radio ...

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Congo Court Sentences Opposition Leader Franck Diongo 5 Yrs Prison

Opposition leader Franck Diongo in Democratic of Congo has been sentenced to five years in prison after a court found him guilty of illegally detaining three soldiers last week during violent protests in capital city Kinshasa. Diongo is the president of opposition MLP party. Human rights lawyer Georges Kapiamba said the leader was unable to defend himself in the court ...

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Security Forces Kill 26 Congolese Protesters Demanding President To Step Down

More than two dozen people have been shot dead Tuesday by security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo when protesters demanded President Joseph Kabila to step down. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of Kinshasa and other cities following demand from opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi. The mandate of Kabila expired overnight and he has remained in power with no ...

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