In the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2016 is a decisive year for peace and democracy. President Joseph Kabila’s second and final term in office ends at midnight on December 19. But through a ‘dialogue’ with a handful of ‘lesser’ opposition leaders, Kabila has made plans to stay in office until 2018. His heightened crackdown on radio stations, journalists, peaceful demonstrations, and human rights indicate his intent to rule fully as a dictator.
Democracy is still possible. There is time. But not much. 22 days…
Congolese youth, opposition leaders, churches, activists and citizens are united in their demand for Kabila to respect the Constitution and leave office when his term ends on Dec 19. You can help ensure that Kabila leaves peacefully.
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Joy! As a result of the work of Pragmora activists around the world, Amnesty International, Human Rights watch, the UN, many governments, and especially as a result of the brave, extraordinary work of the pro-democracy Lucha and Filimbi youth and of Congolese pro-democracy leaders, Fed Bauma and Yves Makwambala were freed from prison on Monday August 29.