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Class Struggle in Africa

Thursday 9 November 2017, by Robert Paris

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  • Class Struggle in Africa 18 November 06:03

    Kinshasa has started observing ghost towns initiated by the opposition to force Kabila to quit power. Close to eight million residents have been advised to stay at home by shutting down businesses and bringing public services to a halt.

    Many Congolese believe the political environment is so tensed for them to bear: “How can we live under such conditions. We need peace. I call on God the creator of this country to protect us because if God does not protect us those who claim to protect us will only do so in vain,” a woman interviewed in the streets of Kinshasa said.

    As part of measures to mitigate the extent of the opposition’s appeal, the Congolese Government has introduced restrictions on the social media.

    Twelve people died during violent clashes in Kinshasa on Monday as inhabitants called for the publishing of the electoral calendar.

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  • Class Struggle in Africa 18 November 06:07

    Hundreds of government workers have gone on strike in DRC Congo in recent months - including hospital workers who hadn’t been paid since 2016. This comes amid a national cholera epidemic and impending famine threatening millions of Congolese.

    Meanwhile, the repression against opposition leaders and supporters, human rights and pro-democracy activists, peaceful protesters, and journalists has continued unabated. Security forces shot dead more than 170 people and wounded many others during peaceful protests in 2015 and 2016. This year, security forces killed at least 90 people as part of a crackdown against members of the Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) political religious sect protesting Kabila’s extended presidency in the capital, Kinshasa, and Kongo Central province

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