Congo: Opposition pledge to rail against president

Apr 26, 2018, 7:35 AM EDT
The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila
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Amid fears that a prolonged phase of rebellions and violent outbreaks may push the Democratic Republic of Congo into a state of anarchy, the country’s opposition leaders and activists have vowed to confront President Joseph Kabila’s oppressive regime with more street protests.

The humanitarian situation has dramatically deteriorated in the troubled African nation, with around 4 million people displaced and 8 million in dire need of food supplies, notes The Guardian.

The U.N. earlier welcomed the DRC’s decision allowing the opposition to hold political meetings ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for later this year, writes The Independent.