Clashes in Kinshasa
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Protest of thousands in DR Congo turn violent

An opposition protest in the Congolese capital Kinshasa turned violent and one man was left severely beaten.

Thousands had gathered to oppose any delay in the upcoming presidential election.

Protesters suspect the ruling PPRD party of planning to postpone the vote in order to keep the current president, Joseph Kabila, in power beyond the legal end of his mandate.

DR Congo's constitution limits the number of presidential terms to two, of which Mr Kabila will have completed in November 2016.

Maud Jullien reports.

  • 16 Sep 2015
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