In DR Congo At least 40 killed in anti-Kabila protests

President Joseph Kabila's refusal to leave office has led to a spate of protests in the country.

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People protest in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa on December 20, 2016 after the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired on December 20 play

People protest in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa on December 20, 2016 after the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired on December 20

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At least 40 people have been killed and another 460 arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week during protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to leave office, the UN said Friday.

"The UN Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC (UNJHRO) has documented at least 40 killings of civilians in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Boma and Matadi, mainly of people protesting against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down at the official end of his mandate on 19 December," the UN human rights office said in Geneva.

DR Congo faces a political crisis play

DR Congo faces a political crisis

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"Some 107 people have been injured or ill-treated and there have been at least 460 arrests."

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