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President Kabila of DR Congo agrees to step down

  • The negotiations between opposition groups and officials representing President Kabila seemed to bear fruit when it was announced that all parties had reached a settlement. The peace talks were held under the auspices of the Episcopal Conference (CENCO) to get President Kabila to step down.  
    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in crisis ever since President Kabila refused to give up office on December 20 when his second and final term as President in office came to an end. As opposition to his stand grew, people had taken to the streets to seek his ouster. President Kabila’s supporters clashed with opposition groups and the situation seemed to be getting out of hand.
    The latest announcement that the President had agreed to step down will come as a relief to all groups but he will remain in office till a successor is chosen.