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U.S. Orders Citizens to Leave DRC over Fears of Civil War

Congolese have been protesting Kabila's plans to stay in power

United States has directed families of its government officials operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo to leave the country amid political violence that has left scores dead and threatened to plunge the vast state into another civil war.

37 protesters were killed recently as opposition supporters protested plans to extend the general elections to July 2017.

The Electoral Commission says it needs more time to clean up the register.

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President Joseph Kabila’s last term in office expires on December 19, viagra dosage http://chachanova.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/count.php 2016 but opposition suspects he intends to cling to power.

With tension rising in the mineral-rich country, doctor http://contentisbae.com/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-templates/bp-legacy/buddypress-functions.php the U.S. Department of State on Friday warned its citizens of “continued instability” in DRC.

“The potential for civil unrest is high in parts of Kinshasa and other major cities.  As a result of the deteriorating security situation, nurse http://coogomezplata.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/tag.php family members of U.S. government personnel have been ordered to leave the country beginning September 29,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement seen by ChimpReports.

“Most official U.S. government travel to the DRC has been halted.  The U.S. Embassy is able to provide limited emergency services to U.S. citizens in the DRC,” it added.

U.S. officials said very poor transportation infrastructure throughout the country and poor security conditions make it difficult for the Embassy to provide consular services anywhere outside of Kinshasa.

The development comes just days after U.S. slapped sanctions on two senior army officers in DRC for violently suppressing dissent and undermining democratic institutions in the country.

Kabila has ruled DRC since the assassination of his father Laurent Kabila in 2001.

His election victories have been marred by allegations of rigging and intimidating opponents.

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