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Killed in fighting in the capital of the Congo

Killed in fighting in the capital of the Congo

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When fighting in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, its Tuesday, according to the government, nine people to life. A researcher of Human rights Watch speaks of at least 26 deaths.

The protesters were according to Human rights Watch, were shot dead by the police.

It is restless in the country because president Joseph Kabila denies the power to transfer, although his term officially on. He has made the elections a year and a half delayed because the country, according to Kabila logistics are not ready for elections.

Monday, the police already hard on against demonstrators in Kinshasa. Kabila has a demonstratieverbod promulgated, but many of the inhabitants of the capital are going to the streets. Many young activists say to be inspired by the events in Burkina Faso, where president Blaise Compaore after mass protests the field away in 2014.

Also in Lubumbashi shots the police and members of Kabila’s Republican Guard with sharp to demonstrations to prevent it. There was certainly one dead, said a local human rights activist. According to the mayor handles the security forces in looting.

The authorities have the most social media blocked.

Congolese demonstrators call on president Kabila to leave

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Since the Congo became independent in 1960, is politically still never quiet. Various legerleiders ruled the country after former overheerser Belgium had withdrawn.

Between 1996 and 2003, millions of people took to during a long and bloody civil war. In 2003, grip Kabila in power, the son of the former president Laurent Kabila in 2001 by a coup.

In september, dozens of protesters by the hard action of the police.

The protests of the Congo requirements multiple lives

Already a few days in several districts in the Congo demonstrated against president Kabila.
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Citizens have a makeshift roadblock set up.
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Citizens want president Kabila, that the elections are already a year and a half off, retires.
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According to the government, several people died in fighting in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Kabila has a demonstratieverbod promulgated, but many of the inhabitants of the capital are going to the streets.
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A man is arrested during protests in the Congo.
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