As Kabila steps down, Catholics in DR Congo continue push for democracy

Posted August 10, 2018 5:51 pm by Editor

As Kabila steps down, Catholics in DR Congo continue push for democracy

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Aug 10, 2018 / 02:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced this week that he will step down after 17 years in power. The announcement follows years of protests, supported by Catholics bishops, against the delaying of elections.

Kabila has been ruling in defiance of term limits, remaining president two years after he was required to leave office in 2016.

Kabila announced Aug. 8 he will not seek an unconstitutional third term and endorsed a political ally, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, for the upcoming presidential election in December.

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