DR Congo opposition demands Kabila quit by year's end

A so-called committee of wise men headed by veteran opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi (front) will be set up to coordinate decisions by a new DR Congo opposition allianceOpposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said they had forged an alliance to demand that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires in December. After a two-day meeting in Belgium, the groups issued a statement saying they had set up a joint organisation called “Rassemblement” whose goal is to “realise the struggle of the Congolese people for change and a state of law”. The opposition also a warning to Kabila, saying that if he stayed in power beyond December 19, when his second term elapses, it would be tantamount to a “constitutional coup d’etat”.

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