UN council in DR Congo to gauge election tensions

Demonstrators point to a broken billboard showing the face of Congolese President Joseph Desiree Kabila during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on September 19, 2016The UN Security Council will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo next week to gauge tensions over the holding of presidential elections. The 15 council envoys will visit Kinshasa, Goma and Beni from November 10 to 14 for talks with President Joseph Kabila, opposition leaders and civil society. “The council considers that it would be useful to go to DRCongo to speak to all the players as part of its prevention role,” he told reporters.

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