DR Congo bans rallies in Kinshasa

BBC.

All campaign rallies have been banned in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for security reasons ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.

The city’s governor, Andre Kimbuta – who is a member of the party in power – said he had received information that what he called “extremists” from the camps of all the presidential candidates were planning a confrontation in the streets.

One of the opposition candidates, Martin Fayulu, has already hit out at the move.

His team say authorities are trying to stop him from campaigning.

With President Joseph Kabila due to step down, this election is the first time the country is changing its leadership via a vote since independence – previous transitions of power have all been violent.

Mr Kabila’s favoured successor is Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, his former interior minister.

His strongest rivals are Mr Fayulu and Felix Tshisekedi.

theinspirerpublications@gmail.com

2,479 total views, 2 views today

Spread this story

Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *