A UN Security Council delegation visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for peace as the country moves to reschedule its November election.
Francois Delattre, France’s UN ambassador, said on Saturday the country’s election discussions must be more inclusive.
The government and others signed an October deal calling for the next presidential vote to be held in April 2018. The biggest opposition party boycotted the talks and rejected the deal.
President Joseph Kabila’s mandate was supposed to end in December, and critics have accused him of orchestrating the vote delay to stay in power. The electoral commission says it cannot organise an election before 2018. Delattre also urged Congolese authorities to lift their ban on demonstrations.
The UN delegation travels Sunday to eastern DRC
This is where armed groups have killed nearly 700 people in two years. Still in DRC, the unrest country has so far resolved over 916 disputes in Karak district. The disputes were resolved were settled through Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) and liaison councils in the district over the last few months, officials said on Saturday.
The press release further informed that police also recovered 108 stolen vehicles including 26 motorcars. It was informed that total 916 disputes were resolved through DRC and liaison councils with the hectic cooperation of district police officer and local ulemas.Follow @newslexpoint
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