DR Congo opposition takes swing at election organisers

President Joseph Kabila was due to stand down from office when his second term ended in December 2016. But he has controversially stayed on under laws enabling him to retain power until a successor is elected. AFP PHOTO

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  • At least 120 people have been murdered in Ituri since February, according to an AFP tally, and humanitarian groups say around 300,000 more have been forced from their homes due to violence.
  • President Joseph Kabila was due to stand down from office when his second term ended in December 2016. But he has controversially stayed on under laws enabling him to retain power until a successor is elected.

Congolese opposition groups rounded Wednesday on the country's electoral commission and its insistence that a long-awaited presidential vote in the vast African nation must be conducted using electronic voting machines.

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