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US, UN Emphasize Respect for Constitution in DRC

The United States and United Nations are urging Congo to abide by its election calendar and the two-term limit for presidents. The new U.S. special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region, Amb. Thomas Perriello, spoke to media in the DRC capital this week after meeting with President Joseph Kabila.   According to the DRC constitution, presidential elections should be held by November 2016. A move by the government to organize a new census that might have delayed the elections...

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