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Vol 57 No 22

Published 4th November 2016


Graft disrupts long goodbye

A raft of corruption claims is undermining President Joseph Kabila's campaign to extend his stay in office for at least two more years. Already the United States and France are discussing stepping up sanctions against his government following deadly political clashes in Kinshasa in September. Targeted financial sanctions might now be added. Human Rights Watch has stepped up the pressure by writing to the European Union to 'urge you to support strong measures, including the application of targeted sanctions'.

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