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US Envoy Hopes for Last-minute Political Deal in DRC

December 19 marks the end of President Joseph Kabila's second five-year term in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many in the country are nervous as the date approaches. Elections were to have been held this year but have not been organized. Kabila now plans to remain in office until polls can be held in 2018. A large opposition coalition known as the Rassemblement views the president's prolonged second and, under the constitution, final term as a power grab. This group...

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