UN Condemns Congo Violence and Wants Elections in December

The U.N. Security Council condemned violence during nationwide protests in Congo last month against President Joseph Kabila's extended rule and called on all parties Wednesday to ensure that a long-delayed presidential election takes place Dec. 23. Kabila's mandate ended in December 2016 and he agreed to set an election by the end of 2017, but Congo's election commission said the vote couldn't be held until the end of this year. The council said in a statement after an open meeting and closed consultations that all provisions of Congo's Dec. 31,...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 8 March

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