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DR Congo at crossroads as opposition chief Tshisekedi dies

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Longtime DR Congo opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday at the age of 84 in Brussels, as talks aiming to end the nation’s political crisis were under way in Kinshasa. “President Tshisekedi died today… in Brussels,” Bruno Tshibala, an official from his Union for …

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Congo opposition chief demands elections by end 2016

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Congo’s veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi on Sunday called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20. Tensions have been growing in the mineral-rich but troubled state over fears that Kabila, in …

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Congo opposition chief comes home as crisis looms

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Congo’s veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds Wednesday as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence. Thousands of supporters sporting Tshisekedi T-shirts and waving party flags who had gathered at the …

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