DR Congo opposition suspends role in 'dialogue' process

Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on September 19, 2016An opposition delegation taking part in a so-called “national dialogue” to resolve a political crisis in DR Congo said Friday it had suspended its participation after deadly violence in the capital this week. “In light of the tragedy of these lives cut short, the delegation… has agreed to postpone the ongoing work… during this time of contemplation,” said a co-moderator of the opposition groups taking part, Vital Kamerhe, in a statement. Kabila’s political foes have formed a “Gathering” around the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) party founded by veteran Etienne Tshisekedi.

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