DRCongo opposition agrees joint presidential candidate

Moise Katumbi Chapwe, Governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province, is pictured during an interview, on June 2, 2015 in LubumbashiA coalition of opponents of DR Congo President Joseph Kabila announced Sunday former regional governor Moise Katumbi as their “joint opposition candidate” for presidential elections due before the end of the year. Democratic Republic of 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. Last month police in the southeast of the country fired tear gas to break up a demonstration by 5,000 people in the latest unrest triggered by fears that Kabila plans to extend his rule into a third term.

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