Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down by year end

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections which are to be held before the end of 2017.

Under the deal between Kabila's party and the opposition, Kabila will be unable to change the constitution to extend his mandate and run for a third term as the President of the Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kabila who has been in power since 2011, should have left office on December 20 at the end of his second term, but he has shown no sign of wanting to step down.

The National Transition Council will be set up to ensure a smooth transition and end the political crisis in the country.

Listen to the full interview with political analyst Michael Tshibangu below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down by year end


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

President Zuma went 'off script' on Friday when he castigated his detractors saying many denied being on the 101 stalwarts list.

Kabila refuses to relinquish power, 20 people dead

Kabila refuses to relinquish power, 20 people dead

Joseph Kabila's mandate expired yesterday but he says an election won't be held until 2018.

DRC President Joseph Kabila refuses to step down

DRC President Joseph Kabila refuses to step down

Kabila has refused to leave Presidency despite Constitution not allowing him to continue in office.

Kabila defies calls to step down as presidential terms draw to a close

Kabila defies calls to step down as presidential terms draw to a close

Bloodshed may be on the cards as DRC leader Joseph Kabila set to resist end of his two presidential terms on 19th December 2017.

UN lambasts Joseph Kabila for 'excessive force' in DRC

UN lambasts Joseph Kabila for 'excessive force' in DRC

Southern Africa Report's Crystal Orderson gives the latest update on what's making headlines in Africa.

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

Popular articles
Hermanus resident says that violent housing protests could've been avoided

Hermanus resident says that violent housing protests could've been avoided

It’s easy to blame a small bunch of thugs but I really don’t think that’s the case – Vanessa, Hermanus resident

Naked Scientist: How much water is too much for your body a day?

Naked Scientist: How much water is too much for your body a day?

Chris Smith explains why you need to replace what you are losing and how too much water can pose some health risks.

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

Helen Zille responds to alleged comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko at a dinner, saying she's doing the same to Musi Maimane.

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

Waitress praised for standing up for herself after a man touched her butt on his way to the toilet and a dog comforts its owner.

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.