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Congo's main opposition calls for mass anti-Kabila protest
March 28, 2017 / 3:27 PM / 9 months ago

Congo's main opposition calls for mass anti-Kabila protest

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo’s main opposition alliance called on Tuesday for a mass protest to be held on April 10 against President Joseph Kabila, after Catholic bishops withdrew from talks they were mediating between the two sides.

Democratic Republic Congo's President Joseph Kabila attends the signing ceremony of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/Files

“I call on the Congolese people to mobilise themselves for a big peaceful march throughout the republic and the Diaspora,” a statement by the UPDS coalition said.

“I call on our millions of supporters ... to resist the dictatorship taking root in our ... country.”

Reporting by Aaron Ross; Writing by Tim Cocks

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