Kabila


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Kabila

Laurent . 1940--2001, Congolese politician and guerrilla leader: he overthrew the Mobutu regime in Za?re, becoming president of the renamed Democratic Republic of Congo (1997--2001): assassinated
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Congolese are suffering a lot because of one individual," said Katumbi, without mentioning his rival Kabila by name.
Critics accuse Kabila of postponing elections to maintain his grip on power, causing tensions to increase and provoking violence and deadly street demonstrations across the country since the end of 2016.
Tensions have been high in the DRC since Kabila refused to relinquish power after his second term as President expired in December 2016.
The activists are demanding that Kabila commit to not changing the constitution to stand for a third term and to release political prisoners.
The delay has fuelled suspicions Kabila will try to remove constitutional term limits that forbid him from running again.
This announcement is a welcome step in the fight against corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but it is a step that must be followed with continued pressure on President Kabila and his government until they fully comply with their commitment to free and fair elections and a democratic transition, said Booker.
Kabila was a prime suspect in the killing of Thomas Kumbayo, a World Vision staff last seen at an entertainment center near the town.
Attempts at overcoming the DRC's simmering political crisis are all but dead and buried now as President Joseph Kabila (pictured, right) has declared that 2017 elections will not be possible, thereby contradicting a deal he signed last New Year's Eve that said the opposite.
On June 26, Kabila accused the bishops of "seeking to create disorder.
Under the signed agreement, Kabila should leave power by 2017 as national elections should be held.
Sisi and Kabila will hold a press conference following their meeting at the Presidential Palace of Ittihadyia, the statement added.
Katumbi also served as governor of Katanga province in South Congo from 2007 until 2015, and has also stated that Kabila should step down from the presidency.