A video featuring US Special Envoy Tom Perriello and U.S Ambassador James Swan after a meeting with UDPS leader Etienne Tshisekedi. Tom Perriello reiterated the importance of the CENCO’s good office mission and Ambassador Swan explained (in French) why the State Department ordered U.S. citizens to leave the DRC before December 19.
The United States is disappointed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo electoral commission’s (CENI) failure to announce an elections calendar today as called for by the DRC constitution. We are also deeply alarmed by reports of violence that occurred alongside civic protests today in Kinshasa, and which reportedly has already resulted in the deaths of protestors and police. We