DR Congo: Deal reached to end Kabila’s term after elections in 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections held before the end of 2017, under a deal struck by political parties on Friday, according to a lead mediator from the Catholic Church.

Under the deal, Kabila will be unable to change the constitution to extend his mandate and run for a 3rd term, Marcel Utembi, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo, told reporters.

Source: Reuters