Clashes Kill ‘More Than 20’ In DR Congo

More than 20 people have been killed, following clashes between protesters and security forces in DR Congo, after the country’s president failed to give up power.

More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, over President Joseph Kabila’s failure to give up power, a UN official has said.

Some of the dead were shot at close range by troops, witnesses said.

Kabila’s 15-year rule was due to have ended on Monday at midnight, but has been extended to 2018.

Kabila’s main rival said the refusal to give up power amounted to a coup.

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