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Kabila tells Western powers to stop using blackmail to influence DR Congo vote | Africanews - 7 months ago, 18 Aug 16:11

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DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, has warned foreign and Western powers against interfering in the country’s politics, specifically calling them out for using ‘blackmail’ to influence the electoral process.

Kabila, who last week ended speculation by signaling he would not seek re-election, on Friday has been facing Western pressure not to seek a third term after clinging to power when his second and supposedly final stint in office ended in 2016.

“What we have rejected over these past two years is any kind of imposition, or any kind of blackmail as far as the electoral process is concerned,” Kabila said in a speech to the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

What we have rejected over these past two years is any kind of imposition, or any kind of blackmail as far as the electoral process is concerned.

“We will continue to be steadfast and be very much alert on this particular issue ...
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