A Third Kabila Term Would Doom DRC, US Says

A third Kabila term would doom DRC, US says

WASHINGTON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th August, 2016) - The United States warns of further violence in the already war-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo should President Joseph Kabila hold on to power after his mandate expires in December. Kinshasa, meanwhile, speaks of "chaos" if foreign countries meddle in the crisis.

For months, Washington has kept a close eye on the DRC, where tensions are running high ahead of the December 20 deadline for the end of the president's second term. He is barred from running again under the constitution. The opposition and Western powers worry that Kabila is pulling strings to keep his post as head of state, and may try to delay the vote.