Clashes erupt after Congo vote campaigning halted in Kinshasa

FILE PHOTO: A motorcyclist rides near smoke billowing from fire at the independent national electoral commission's (CENI) warehouse in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to disperse rock-throwing opposition supporters in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on Wednesday after the governor ordered a halt to campaigning ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote for security fears. The decision by Governor Andre Kimbuta, of the ruling coalition, follows crackdowns by security forces last week that killed […]

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