Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Power-Sharing Talks Have Collapsed In DR Congo

Opposition supporters in Kinshasa, DRC, chant slogans during a march to press Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down (CNS)

BBC: DR Congo protests turn violent after power-sharing talks collapse

Police have fired tear gas and bullets to disperse opposition protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital, Kinshasa.

The protests erupted when negotiations aimed at securing the departure of President Joseph Kabila after 17 years in power collapsed.
Religious leaders mediating the talks said politicians were acting selfishly.

The outline for a power-sharing deal in the country was agreed last year but the details have proved tricky.

Bishops who had mediated between the government and the opposition called off the talks because, they said, politicians had failed to agree on issues such as the choice of a transitional prime minister.

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Update #1: Police and protesters clash in DR Congo after mediation talks collapse (TRT)
Update #2: DRC tense as police clash with anti-Kabila protesters (Al Jazeera)

WNU Editor: This is going to end badly.