The election posters are up, the candidates are doing the rounds and the party rallies are taking place almost without a hitch.
Presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo this month could lead to conflict if they are not free, fair and peaceful, and evidence suggests they will not be, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Denis Mukwege said on Monday.
The EU on Monday extended sanctions against DR Congo President Joseph Kabila’s designated successor and 13 others for human rights violations, two weeks ahead of landmark elections.
The long-delayed elections will mark Congo’s first democratic transfer of power and an end to Kabila’s rule that began in 2001 after the assassination of his father.
The deadly Ebola outbreak which has ravaged eastern DRC for nearly four months has claimed another 19 lives in just five days, the health ministry has said.
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