Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Congo's president held a rare press conference Friday in response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power.Kabila criticized the U.N.'s response to deadly violence in the Kasai region and the mineral-rich east, where a rebel group killed 15 U.N. peacekeepers in an hours-long attack on a U.N. base late last year.The U.N.'s largest peacekeeping mission is in Congo, and it is unique in having a force intervention brigade with a special mandate to take offensive military action against rebel groups.Kabila also declared that Congo is a strong democracy, even as human rights groups accuse it of cracking down on opposition.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE