Congo’s Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

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One of the main opposition candidates for Congo’s presidential election next week, Moise Katumbi, has suspended part of his campaign on Wednesday after violent clashes at one of his election rallies.
Live rounds were fired and several people were injured as Katumbi addressed supporters in the coastal town of Moanda on Tuesday, marking an escalation in tension ahead of the Dec. 20 vote.
Katumbi disclosed on X, that the police shot live bullets at people and that the incident had been orchestrated to create violence.
The provincial government said in a statement that Katumbi’s guards fired warning shots after the crowd grew rowdy, stoking tension and jostling.
According to report, several people were injured, including a police officer who was seriously hurt, and investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Written by: Helen Obih

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