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US, EU Sanction DRC Officials for Undermining Democracy

The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who allegedly used violence and other means to delay the country's elections. President Joseph Kabila's second and, according to the constitution, final term is due to end in one week on December 19.  But Kabila is slated to remain in office beyond then after reaching a deal with an opposition faction to delay elections until 2018.   The majority of the...

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