Congo-Kinshasa: A Silent Protest Across the Country Over Failed Political Deal

ALL AFRICA | on Tue, Apr 4, 3:53 AM

Photo: Radio Okapi/ Freddy Lufulwabo Empty streets in Kinshasa By Ida SawyerIn Kinshasa and cities across the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, many people stayed home from work and classes. Shops and markets were closed or opened late, and streets were largely quiet. The shutdown came following the opposition's call for "villes mortes" – literally "dead cities" – to protest the failed implementation of the New Year's Eve agreement, the Catholic Church-mediated power-sharing deal that h...

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