Laurent Monsengwo, archbishop of Kinshasa and a vocal government critic, has stepped down, the church said Thursday, just weeks before key elections to replace President Joseph Kabila.
Congolese President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations on Tuesday that elections planned for December will go ahead, promising to take steps to ensure the vote is peaceful and credible.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he’s confident that peace, security and stability will be restored in all countries within SADC Region.
The return of former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba is expected to encourage opposition leaders to form a strong coalition ahead of the much-anticipated December polls.
The former vice president of DR Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, was on Friday named by his party as a candidate in presidential polls planned for December.
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