European Union to ready sanctions over Congo vote delay, violence

European Union to ready sanctions over Congo vote delay, violence
 

The European Union will prepare economic sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo unless its ruling coalition, which has delayed next month's elections, holds a fresh vote early next year, diplomats say.
President Joseph Kabila was due to leave at the end of his mandate in December but authorities have postponed it until April 2018, citing logistical problems.
The vote delay sparked two days of protests in the capital Kinshasa last month that killed dozens of people.
"Elections must take place as early as possible, and no later than in 2017," said an EU diplomat involved in... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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