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Two Killed in Anti-government Protest in Eastern Congo, Police Say

A civilian and a police officer were killed Wednesday in clashes in northeast Congo during a protest of the government’s failure to stop massacres of civilians by rebel groups, according to police. The protests in the town of Beni added to tensions in Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of an election set for November in which the opposition has called for President Joseph Kabila to step down after his allotted two terms. Crowds jeered Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo and two...

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