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Anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, have been arrested by police.

Police were breaking up the protesters who had gathered to agitate over the proposed appointment of a new head of the country’s electoral commission.

Those who staged the protest were civil society groups and supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi’s political party.

They marched through the capital after lawmakers loyal to the former President Joseph Kabila approved Ronsard Malonda for  the top job.

But Catholic and Protestant bishops have all rejected Mr Malonda’s nomination as they demand new faces at the commission.

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Malonda has for years been a senior member of the electoral commission, a body accused of organizing questionable polls.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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