JOSEPH KABILABut President Joseph Kabila
, who took over from his father Laurent after he was assassinated in 2001, has not yet clearly stated whether he will step aside.
Congo President Joseph Kabila
, who has refused to step down from office.
At least seven people were killed on Sunday after opposition leaders and Catholic protesters rallied in the capital, Kinshasa, and other localities demanding that President Joseph Kabila
step down, Al-Jazeera reported.
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila
addresses the nation at Palais du Peuple in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo April 5, 2017.
Catholic activists had called for protests after Sunday mass, one year after Kabila
committed to holding an election to choose his successor by the end of 2017 - an election that has now been delayed until December 2018.
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley calling for the designation of sanctions on President Kabila
and his government under the Global Magnitsky Act.
The army, an official disclosed, killed Brig General, James Kabila
after he declined to respond to calls from state authorities to be probed over last week's murder of a World Vision staff in Yambio town.
In the meantime, while the opposition is becoming more vocal and there are violent uprisings, the challenge to Kabila
has become fractured.
Under the accord, Kabila
was to remain in office, despite ending his final constitutional term, pending late-2017 elections.
This comes in alliance with Egypt's determined stance to respect the sovereignty of the republic over its lands and reject interference in its internal affairs," Al-Sisi said in a press conference held on the occasion of the visit of his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila
, to Cairo.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO- 22 April 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila
in Cairo on Saturday, to discuss bilateral and international issues of mutual concerns, Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement.
is barred by the constitution from seeking reelection but has intentionally delayed elections in the war-torn country for some time.