Congo (DRC) asked EU ambassador to leave within 48 hours. EU: unfair

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 Congo (DRC) asked EU ambassador to leave within 48 hours. EU: unfair


Vice Premier and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Okitundu announced the same day that the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) asked the EU Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to leave the country in response to the EU decision to extend sanctions against 14 individuals in the DRC.

It is reported that the Council of the European Union will extend sanctions against 14 individuals until December 12, 2019, including freezing assets and banning entry into the European Union because of its disruption of general elections and destruction of human rights. The sanctions list includes Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari, a presidential candidate supported by President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and former Minister of the Interior.

According to Xinhua News Agency, Kabilas legal term ended in December 2016, but the new presidential election was postponed several times, sparking protests and bloodshed. The latest delay took place on 20 January, when the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that the presidential election, originally scheduled for 23, had been postponed to 30 days.

A spokesman for the EU told AFP that the EU regretted the expulsion decision of the Congo (DRC) and considered it totally unfair. Making this decision on the eve of the much-questioned general election can only backfire.

Congo (DRC), located in eastern Africa, declared its independence on 30 June 1960.

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