‘Nine dead in clashes in the capital of the Congo’

‘Nine dead in clashes 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.

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.

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

Congolese demonstrators call on president Kabila to leave


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 Various legerleiders ruled the country after former overheerser Belgium had withdrawn.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.

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