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Vol 56 No 7

Published 3rd April 2015


Congo-Kinshasa

Game of provinces

A series of arrests and plans for new provinces all look like part of Kabila’s long-term plan to stay in power

Protests against President Joseph Kabila's plans to stay in power beyond the end of his term in November 2016 continue since the Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) announced an election timetable as the constitution requires. On 15 March, 30 activists who were planning protests against the plans were arrested in Kinshasa. They included Burkinabè and Senegalese as well as Congolese activists.

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