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Almost 300 arrested as anti-president protests subside in Congo - Reuters UK;

Almost 300 arrested as anti-president protests subside in Congo - Reuters UK

Reuters UKAlmost 300 arrested as anti-president protests subside in CongoReuters UKKINSHASA Police said they had arrested 275 people across Democratic Republic of Congo as two days of protests against President Joseph Kabila appeared to subside on Wednesday. Sporadic gunfire rang out over the capital and witnesses reported ...and more »

As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo - New York Times;

As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo - New York Times

New York TimesAs President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in CongoNew York TimesPresident Joseph Kabila, center, in November in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Junior D.Kannah/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection ...and more »

Congo braces for violent clashes as President Joseph Kabila moves to extend rule - The Globe and Mail;

Congo braces for violent clashes as President Joseph Kabila moves to extend rule - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailCongo braces for violent clashes as President Joseph Kabila moves to extend ruleThe Globe and MailThousands of police and soldiers are mobilizing for a crackdown on Congolese opposition groups this week as President Joseph Kabila moves to extend his rule beyond the end of his constitutional term. On Sunday, police and soldiers were stationed on ...and more »

Political Transition Talks Stall in DRC; Capital Braces for Violence - Sputnik International;

Political Transition Talks Stall in DRC; Capital Braces for Violence - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalPolitical Transition Talks Stall in DRC; Capital Braces for ViolenceSputnik InternationalCrisis talks between the sitting president and the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been suspended until next week and social networks have been ordered blocked as the country prepares for what may become a violent political ...and more »

Joseph Kabila: DR Congo's young, mysterious leader - eNCA;

Joseph Kabila: DR Congo's young, mysterious leader - eNCA

eNCAJoseph Kabila: DR Congo's young, mysterious leadereNCAFile: 45-year-old DR Congo President Joseph Kabila has been in power for 16 years. Kabila was sworn into power in 2001 at the age of 29, becoming Africa's youngest President. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. KINSHASA – Still relatively young after 16 years ...and more »

Talks stall over DRC's delayed election; violence feared - New Zimbabwe.com;

Talks stall over DRC's delayed election; violence feared - New Zimbabwe.com

New Zimbabwe.comTalks stall over DRC's delayed election; violence fearedNew Zimbabwe.comKINSHASA, Congo: Talks in Congo between President Joseph Kabila's party and the opposition are on hold after they failed to reach an agreement before the date Kabila was originally supposed to step down from power, mediators said Saturday. Kabila's ...and more »

Congo prepares for a potentially violent political crisis - Washington Post;

Congo prepares for a potentially violent political crisis - Washington Post

Washington PostCongo prepares for a potentially violent political crisisWashington PostKINSHASA, Congo — Monday was supposed to be the last day of Joseph Kabila's 15-year presidency. Instead, as the leader of Congo refuses to step down, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa is lurching toward a bloody political crisis. In the ...and more »

Congo finds itself in dangerous waters - Financial Times;

Congo finds itself in dangerous waters - Financial Times

Financial TimesCongo finds itself in dangerous watersFinancial TimesJoseph Kabila, the Democratic Republic of Congo's sullen president, has squandered the international backing he won when negotiating an end to his country's 1998-2003 war. He has failed to rebuild an effective army — despite hosting one of the UN's ...and more »

Tensions mount in DRC as end of Kabila's term nears - News24;

Tensions mount in DRC as end of Kabila's term nears - News24

News24Tensions mount in DRC as end of Kabila's term nearsNews24Kinshasa - Security forces patrolled the tense streets of Kinshasa on Sunday after the suspension of last-ditch talks to find a peaceful way out of the nation's political crisis sparked by the end of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. Negotiations to ...and more »

DRC: A timeline of deadly political crisis - News24;

DRC: A timeline of deadly political crisis - News24

News24DRC: A timeline of deadly political crisisNews24Kinshasa - Tensions have intensified in the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the constitutional end of President Joseph Kabila's second and final term on Tuesday. No elections have been organised and the opposition accuses him of seeking to retain ...and more »

Congo braces for violence as president's mandate expires - The Guardian;

Congo braces for violence as president's mandate expires - The Guardian

The GuardianCongo braces for violence as president's mandate expiresThe GuardianTens of thousands of paramilitaries and policemen have been deployed across the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the vast central African country braces for violent protests and riots when the mandate of the president, Joseph Kabila, expires on ...and more »

Fears of unrest as Congolese president refuses to step down - Financial Times

Fears of unrest as Congolese president refuses to step downFinancial TimesWithin seconds of the first stones being thrown at them by football fans in Kinshasa's heaving 70,000-capacity Martyrs stadium, dozens of riot police responded with tear gas and baton charges. The stone-throwers regrouped and clashes — an apparent ...and more »

Congo's president is about to lose his mandate, but refuses to step down - Los Angeles Times;

Congo's president is about to lose his mandate, but refuses to step down - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCongo's president is about to lose his mandate, but refuses to step downLos Angeles TimesPresident Joseph Kabila's last constitutionally permitted term at the helm of the Democratic Republic of Congo is about to end without the election of a successor, putting an already bloodied nation at risk of another spiral of violence with the ...and more »

Pope, Bishops Called On To Break Stalemate in Democratic Republic Of Congo - ChristianToday;

Pope, Bishops Called On To Break Stalemate in Democratic Republic Of Congo - ChristianToday

ChristianTodayPope, Bishops Called On To Break Stalemate in Democratic Republic Of CongoChristianTodayTalks in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday between the ruling coalition and the opposition failed to reach a compromise on the political future of President Joseph Kabila, who is set to stay in power when his mandate ends on Monday. Delegates ...and more »

DRC opposition denies planning anti-Kabila protests, negotiation suspended - africanews;

DRC opposition denies planning anti-Kabila protests, negotiation suspended - africanews

africanewsDRC opposition denies planning anti-Kabila protests, negotiation suspendedafricanewsThe main opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo said it is not planning mass protests against President Joseph Kabila when his term ends on December 19. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. One of the leaders of the coalition, ...and more »

DR Congo crisis talks 'suspended' amid fears of political violence - Deutsche Welle;

DR Congo crisis talks 'suspended' amid fears of political violence - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleDR Congo crisis talks 'suspended' amid fears of political violenceDeutsche WelleTalks in DR Congo to resolve a political deadlock are to resume only next week. Mediators fear that a failure to resolve differences between the opposition and President Kabila could lead to political violence. Congo's President Joseph Kabila ...and more »

Congo crisis talks suspended until Wednesday - Daily Mail;

Congo crisis talks suspended until Wednesday - Daily Mail

Daily MailCongo crisis talks suspended until WednesdayDaily MailCongolese crisis talks to ensure a peaceful political transition have been suspended, Catholic church mediators said, announcing they would resume Wednesday, the day after President Joseph Kabila's last legal term in office ends. "Direct negotiations ...and more »

Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off - Aljazeera.com;

Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comTension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break offAljazeera.comRuling coalition and opposition fail to strike a deal as president seeks to stay in power, stoking fears of bloodshed. 17 Dec 2016 18:40 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...and more »

Congo opposition says not planning mass protest at end of Kabila term - Reuters;

Congo opposition says not planning mass protest at end of Kabila term - Reuters

ReutersCongo opposition says not planning mass protest at end of Kabila termReutersDemocratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila attends the signing ceremony of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, ...and more »

Silencing opposition is 'not the solution,' UN rights chief says as Internet blackout looms in DR Congo - UN News Centre;

Silencing opposition is 'not the solution,' UN rights chief says as Internet blackout looms in DR Congo - UN News Centre

UN News CentreSilencing opposition is 'not the solution,' UN rights chief says as Internet blackout looms in DR CongoUN News CentreHigh Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré ?Share. Print. 17 December 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today said he is “deeply alarmed” at a planned Government shutdown of social media in the ...and more »