DR Congo Embrace Peace as Voting Registration Kicks Off

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Democratic Republic of Congo finally embraces peace after a year of violence and crisis following the death of a tribal chieftain known as the Kamwina Nsapu.

DR of Congo prior to August last year was a peaceful place until a tribal chieftain known as the Kamwina Nsapu who rebelled against President Joseph Kabila’s regime in Kinshasa and its local representatives was killed. His death led to a clash between local groups and government troops which resulted to the death and displacement of many.

Recently it was discovered that the authorities are now starting to register voters in the city of region of Kasai — an outwardly banal operation that is nonetheless key to securing the country’s stability.

“It’s telling proof that peace has returned to the greater Kasai area,” Bernard Kambala Kamilolo, the acting governor of Kasai Central province, said as the registration process got underway.