DR Congo opposition leader ready for 'dialogue' with government

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party Union for Democracy and Social Progress Etienne Tshisekedi, during the opening session of the meeting of the Opposition leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 8, 2016Veteran Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi said Wednesday he was ready for dialogue with President Joseph Kabila under international oversight as he called for unity against the government. DRC opposition figures began a two-day meeting in Belgium to thrash out a common position against Kabila who is widely believed to want a third term, in contravention of the constitution which allows only two. “More than ever, we must be united to get rid of you know who,” he said, referring to Kabila who has been in power since his father’s assassination in 2001.

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