DR Congo pro-democracy activists released

Joseph Kabila first took office in 2001, and in 2006 a new constitutional provision limited the presidency to two termsSix pro-democracy activists arrested in connection with a protest against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila were released on Wednesday, but have to report back to police next week, their organisation said. The six were arrested after a demonstration against any moves to extend Kabila’s presidential mandate, which ends on December 20. The arrests were the latest sign of rising tensions in the vast central African nation, where the opposition does not want Kabila’s grip on power to continue beyond the expiry of his term.

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