U.K. supports call for EU sanctions against Congo officials



The United Kingdom said on Thursday it backs targeted European Union sanctions against officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to end government repression and encourage a peaceful transition of power.
Dozens of people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by what opposition groups say is President Joseph Kabila's plan to postpone a November vote and stay in office beyond his two-term limit.
Kabila's government has said the election must be postponed because of logistical problems.
The United States has already imposed sanctions on a general as well as former... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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