DRC – 1 September 2015

DRC President Signs Legislation on Local Elections
The president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has signed legislation to keep elections on a timeline proposed by an independent commission, a government spokesman said Wednesday, as the new U.S. envoy for the region urged respect for the constitution and electoral calendar.
President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday signed the parliament-approved legislation to hold the first local elections Oct. 25, said spokesman Lambert Mende.
Voice of America


Six soldiers killed in DR Congo ambush
Six Congolese soldiers were killed on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, a region where Rwandan Hutu rebels have been blamed for many massacres, military sources said.
The attack took place in Rugari, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Goma, the capital of North Kivu.
The Guardian