Democratic Republic of Congo protests against Joseph Kabila turn deadly

Joseph Kabila

At least one police officer and one protester have been killed as thousands of people took to the streets in nationwide protests against incumbent President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The deaths occurred in the eastern city of Goma on Thursday, according to Jose Maria Aranaz, director of the UN’s Congo-based Joint Human Rights Office. Two others were injured by gunfire, he said.

In the capital Kinshasa, security forces fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters.

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