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Signing of DRC peace deal pushed further

Signing of DRC peace deal pushed further

Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo might have to wait a little longer, for the signing of a peace deal between government and opposition, an agreement that is intended to put an end to the political crisis in the country.

Signing for the deal which is being sponsored by the country’s Catholic Church failed to materilaise on Friday as planned. The signature should only take place after Christmas according to the mediation.

The final negotiations are complicated, as they stumble upon two points, the composition of the commission responsible for the organization of elections and the sharing of roles in the future transitional government.

But hope seems to give way to doubt, as some of the parties are indifferent.

A UN report has said that 40 people were killed this week in the DRC during the various demonstrations against the Joseph kabila’s refusal to leave power, when his constitutional mandate came to an end on 19 December. It has also reported 107 injuries and at least 460 arrests.

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