The Democratic Republic of Congo has freed a US diplomat it arrested but is still detaining several young political activists. President Joseph Kabila is under intense pressure not to seek re-election in 2016.
An unnamed DR Congo government spokesman accused US diplomat Kevin Sturr and a number of Congolese pro-democracy activists of posing a threat to national stability. He was speaking before the diplomat’s release on Monday
Heads are spinning in DRCongo after US President, Barack Obama, telephoned President Joseph Kabila demanding he cooperates with the UN stabilization mission (MONUSCO) to disarm the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels.
In a phone conversation with Kabila, Tuesday, March 31, Obama insisted Kabila should step up his commitment on ensuring peace in the great lakes region.