Thursday, January 22, 2015

Protesters Killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo

According to human-rights groups, 42 people have been killed in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after security forces clashed with protesters over legislation that would allow President Joseph Kabila to extend his 14 years in office. The government claims 10 “looters” and one policeman have been killed. Clashes also broke out in the east, where protesters demonstrated over cut off Internet and text-messaging services in the area. This week, the Catholic Church called on the Congolese to oppose the president’s attempt to stay in power.

from here

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