Why SA pushed UN to postpone DRC meeting

The United Nations Security Council has postponed a key meeting where the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) recent election was to be discussed. The postponement was requested by South Africa.

READ:Gabon coup may be a sign of African governments being forced to change

EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish says South Africa requested a postponement because it wants to give the Congolese authorities time to announce the election.

South Africa has taken a line that China and Russia have pushed at the United Nation Security Council and the fear is that they are going to be doing this too many times during the two years that they have that rotating seat on the Security Council.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa Correspondent

Cornish reports that the Security Council was called by France in a closed-door session to tell Joseph Kabila to announce who won this election.

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