Delays over DR Congo's election set to fuel tension


(FILES) This file photo taken on June 25, 2017 shows President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila (L) looking on during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. The election to pick DR Congo’s next president will not happen before early 2019, the electoral commission said on October 11, a delay that raises fresh security worries in the vast African nation. / AFP PHOTO / Phill Magakoe

Beset by ethnic divisions, political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, Democratic Republic of Congo faces fresh challenges in the coming months over feared delays to eagerly-awaited presidential elections.

Concern about the timetable has created “tensions and a climate of uncertainty,” the UN’s envoy to DR…

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