Ethiopia: AU appeals for restraint in DRC capital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamani Zuma on Tuesday deplored "the serious excesses that occurred during the demonstrations organized by some members of the opposition" in Kinshasa, capital of DR Congo.

In a press statement issued by the Peace and Security Division of the AUC, the Chairperson said she was following with grave concern the situation in DRC.

Although the demonstrations were authorized by the competent authorities, Dlamini Zuma noted that they "resulted in very regrettable loss of life and significant damage to property."

"The Chairperson urgently appeals to the Congolese political class as a whole to show restraint and a high sense of responsibility so as to give a chance to the ongoing Inclusive National Political Dialogue now in its final stage, which is the only avenue for a consensus to hold transparent, free, fair and credible elections," read the statement.

She reiterated the AU's commitment to spare no effort in strengthening the National Political Dialogue in DRC.
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20 september 2016 19:27:26

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