“Protesters are blocking roads with burning tyres in DRC’s capital, Kinshasa. Protests are also taking place in the eastern city of Goma. Opposition activists are marching and calling on President Joseph Kabila to step down. Elections have been delayed, so Kabila will remain in power beyond his constitutional” (CCTV Africa, 2016)
“A leading opposition party has condemned a ruling by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s highest court that President Joseph Kabila can remain in office, if elections scheduled for November are delayed. The Movement for the Liberation of Congo says the court was not independent. The ruling came amid rising tensions over the government’s failure to set a date for the country’s next elections, originally due in November this year before Kabila’s mandate ends” (CCTV Africa, 2016).