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Congo Government Strikes Deal with Some Opponents on Elections Sequence

Backers of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila and part of the opposition agreed Wednesday on the sequence of a series of upcoming elections, potentially removing a major obstacle to breaking a dangerous political impasse. The compromise came just two days after opposition leaders walked out of the talks on the timing of the presidential election, which was due to happen in November but which authorities say cannot be held before July. The opposition had insisted the...

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