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Congo: Nguesso hosts Kabila for talks on DRC political situation

Congo: Nguesso hosts Kabila for talks on DRC political situation

Republic of the Congo

DR Congo president Joseph Kabila on Monday paid a visit to Congo-Brazzaville’s president Denis Sassou Nguesso in his hometown of Oyo, northern Congo.

The official visit aims at addressing the issues surrounding the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and particularly in view of the presidential election that is tentatively scheduled for the end of this year.

President Sassou Nguesso who is also trying to contain a tense socio-political situation in his own country, is apparently trying to mediate the DRC crisis.

Already, former Togolese prime minister Edem Kodjo is leading Africa Union’s mediation talks between the DRC government and opposition groups.

President Joseph Kabila has come under pressure to step down and opposition members are accusing him of trying to hang onto power by trying to delay the polls.

His term expires on December 20.

In early May, the country’s top court ruled that he can stay in office beyond his mandate if the presidential election is delayed.

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