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Kabila Defends Deal to Stay in Power Until 2018

In a rare public appearance, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila addressed parliament Tuesday one day after his government resigned in accordance with a deal that keeps him in office until elections scheduled for 2018.  But much of the opposition continues to call for Kabila to step down. President Joseph Kabila was cheered to the platform to address the DRC's National Assembly and Senate. His 45 minute speech was punctuated by frequent applause. Kabila used a...

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