DR Congo sets presidential election for December 2018

Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a long-overdue presidential election will finally take place in December 2018.

    Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a long-overdue presidential election will finally take place in December 2018.

    The election commission had recently said elections could not take place until 2019, citing deadly violence in the Kasai region and logistical hurdles.

    The country has seen widespread anger over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to relinquish power after his second full term ended in December 2016. He had taken power after his father was assassinated in 2001, and was elected in 2006 and 2011.

    Al Jazeera's Colin Baker reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Trump rage ignores the truth

    Trump rage ignores the truth

    Poor people living in the slums of Africa and Haiti have indeed a miserable life.