DRC Bishops warn peace process faltering

Posted January 25, 2017 8:07 am by Editor

DRC Bishops warn peace process faltering

(Vatican Radio) Bishops leading negotiations between political leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are warning that unless a crucial political agreement is signed by 28 January all efforts to achieve peace will have been in vain.

The Catholic Church became a mediator between political parties after President Joseph Kabila failed to step down at the end of his constitutional mandate on 19 December after 16 years in power.

A deal was signed on 31 December that aims to pave the way for the first ever peaceful transition of power in the nation.

However, Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Vice President of

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