KINSHASA, Congo | US sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KINSHASA, Congo — On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, U.S. President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region for possible “violent demonstrations,” while the country’s powerful Catholic church warned of a popular “uprising” if untrue results are announced.

Congo faces what could be its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, but election observers and the opposition have raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities as the country chooses a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila.

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