A third Kabila term would doom DRC, US says

Joseph Kabila took over after his father was assassinated in 2001, before being elected in 2006 and 2011The United States warns of further violence in the already war-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo should President Joseph Kabila hold on to power after his mandate expires in December. For months, Washington has kept a close eye on the DRC, where tensions are running high ahead of the December 20 deadline for the end of the president’s second term. The opposition and Western powers worry that Kabila is pulling strings to keep his post as head of state, and may try to delay the vote.

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