All campaign rallies have been banned in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for security reasons ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.

The city’s governor, Andre Kimbuta – who is a member of the party in power – said he has received information that some people from the camps of all the presidential candidates are planning a confrontation in the streets.

With President Joseph Kabila due to step down, this election is the first time the country is changing its leadership via a vote since independence, previous transitions of power have all been violent.

 

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