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UN Envoy: Congo Political Tensions High Ahead of 2016 Vote

The U.N. envoy for Congo says political tensions are running high ahead of 2016 legislative and presidential elections and human rights violations related to the electoral process are increasing. Martin Kobler, in his final briefing to the U.N. Security Council before stepping down, urged the Congolese government to ensure that the elections "are transparent, credible and inclusive." He urged government authorities on Wednesday to immediately decide on the electoral calendar...

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