Justice and Peace Commission in DRC demands electoral transparence for upcoming presidential elections

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Episcopal Conference of the DR Congo, Pax Christi member organisation, demands the Independent Electoral Commission of DR Congo to present a clear electoral calendar for the upcoming presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled to take place in 2015 – 2016. This is deemed necessary in view of the violent protests and clashed between police and civilians, triggered by the presumption that incumbent president Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001, would attempt to amend the current constitution in order to become eligible for a third term in office. Read more here