UN delegation in DRC calls for peace, inclusive vote talks

2016-11-13 07:05
Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa. (File: AFP)

Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa. (File: AFP)

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Kinshasa - A UN Security Council delegation visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for peace as the country moves to reschedule its November election.

Francois Delattre, France's UN ambassador, said on Saturday the country's election discussions must be more inclusive.

The government and others signed an October deal calling for the next presidential vote to be held in April 2018. The biggest opposition party boycotted the talks and rejected the deal.

President Joseph Kabila's mandate was supposed to end in December, and critics have accused him of orchestrating the vote delay to stay in power. The electoral commission says it cannot organise an election before 2018.

Delattre also urged Congolese authorities to lift their ban on demonstrations.

The UN delegation travels Sunday to eastern DRC, where armed groups have killed nearly 700 people in two years.

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