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In Rare Press Appearance, Congo's Kabila Denies Repression

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, using his first press conference in six years to accuse demonstrators of attacking police and arson. Congolese security forces have dealt with a spate of protests organized by the Catholic Church since the end of last year by firing tear gas, beating and sometimes shooting at protesters. Security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more last...

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