DRC – Attempted coup

There was an attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Jeune Afrique reports that President Joseph Kabila’s convoy was attacked as was one of his private residences. There were a number of casualties on both sides, but the president was safe and unharmed.

The most recent analysis of the events from Kinshasa is favouring the idea that the attacks were part of a wider ‘terrorist’ plot that targeted various other places as well. The report suggests that the attacks may have been part of an attempt by opposition forces to destabilise the country and Kabila before the presidential elections that are scheduled for later this year.

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