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DRC: Six dead during the demonstration of 21 January.

ph: RTB.be

Six people were killed by Congolese security forces on Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Kinshasa. All participated in a demonstration (at the call of the Catholic Church) against the continuation in power of President Joseph Kabila.

There are also thirty-three wounded. Forty-nine people were arrested. The protesters were beating the streets, protesting against the non-implementation of the political agreement reached between the majority and the opposition under the aegis of the Catholic Church on December 31, 2016. Agreement that forced President Joseph Kabila to organize before end of 2017 an election to appoint a successor. Only this election was postponed to December 23, 2018 by the electoral commission.

Note that the Congolese head of state was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2011. His second five-year term expired on December 20, 2016. He can only assume two consecutive terms according to the constitution of his country.


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