DRC: U.S Threatens to Impose Sanction to End Election Delay


U.S has threatened to impose further targeted unilateral sanction on anyone or group of people that stand in the way of conducting the election to replace the current president the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila.

The DR Congo election which was supposed to have taken place in November 2016, was unlikely to take place in 2017, because of delays in registering millions of voters. The country’s election commission president said that further delay of the election could lead to chaos.

“We are ready to take additional action to sanction those who stand in the way of DRC’s first democratic transition of power,” US Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Michele Sison told the UN Security Council.