DR Congo opposition politician seeks UN protection

Moise Katumbi, pictured on June 2, 2015, announced he will run against President Joseph KabilaOpposition politician Moise Katumbi said Thursday he has asked the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for protection a day after announcing he was running for president. “I sent a letter to the (UN mission) MONUSCO seeking their protection because I am in danger, my security is not guaranteed,” he told AFP. DR Congo authorities are under pressure from the international community to hold the polls as planned in November before Kabila’s second — and constitutionally last — mandate ends.

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