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Congo Opposition Leader Faces Mercenary Charges, Backers Cry Foul

A leading opposition candidate for president of Democratic Republic of Congo was questioned on Monday over government allegations of hiring mercenaries, a case that could halt his fledgling campaign in its tracks. Moise Katumbi arrived at the prosecutor general's office in the second city Lubumbashi, dressed in a white suit and surrounded by supporters who chanted "President! Today is the day". At least four people were arrested as hundreds of police tried to contain the...

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