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National dialogue resumes in DRC amid conflicting opinions

National dialogue resumes in DRC amid conflicting opinions

Democratic Republic Of Congo

The inclusive national dialogue process in the Democratic Republic of Congo that had been suspended due to clashes that recently rocked the country, resumes today.

The African Union-appointed Facilitator to the National Dialogue, Edem Kodjo, whom the opposition parties deem biased made the announcement yesterday, amidst conflicting opinions.

The National Independent electoral Commission is expected to appear before participants of the national dialogue, and give the specific dates of elections in the country.

Following the recent violence, the Catholic Church, which maintains that President Joseph Kabila should not stand in the next elections, also suspended its involvement in the talks.

It has however not stated if it plans to resume the dialogue.

Opposition parties in the country had also suspended their participation and still maintain that President Kabila should respect the constitution and not to stand for a third term in office.

Meanwhile, the United States has issued a travel warning to its citizens and government personnel stationed in the country to leave.

In reaction to this, the DRC government has accused Washington of sowing chaos in the country as it had done in Libya and South Sudan.