Longtime DRC Leader Joseph Kabila Will Not Run for Re-election

HeadlineAug 09, 2018

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, longtime leader Joseph Kabila has announced he will not run for re-election. Kabila’s term ended in 2016, but he has so far refused to step down even as violence and insecurity has increased in the DRC. Kabila is now backing his close ally, Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, to run as his successor. He is under European Union sanctions for alleged human rights violations, including overseeing a deadly military crackdown against protesters.

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