Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila looked set to extend his 10-year rule as the U.S. joined other governments warning that the mineral-rich country’s election results may trigger violence.
Democratic Republic of Congo ’s parliament today approved eight constitutional amendments, including one that will eliminate the possibility of a second round of presidential elections.
Democratic Republic of Congo needs to change the way it exports natural resources if the country wants to fight its way out of poverty, President Joseph Kabila said.
"The current crisis has proven, one more time, the limits of the approach of its actions in our country to the deep frustration of the government and the Congolese population."
- Joseph Kabila on Dec 15, 2012