UN chief hopes for credible vote in DR Congo

People hold placards and face Congolese anti-riot policemen on October 19, 2016 in Goma during a demonstration over plans by Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond the end of his term in DecemberUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday voiced hoped that a political deal reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo to delay an election until 2018 will help improve human rights and lead to a credible vote. The main opposition has rejected the deal signed Tuesday that would keep President Laurent Kabila in power until the election in April 2018. Anti-Kabila demonstrations in Kinshasa last month turned violent, killing some 49 people.

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