20 Dec Democratic Republic of Congo elections

The much anticipated Democratic Republic of Congo elections- due to take place on Sunday - may be postponed for a week, according to media reports. This after electronic voting machines were destroyed in a suspected arson attack on a warehouse last week. An official, from the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that both the presidential and legislative polls could be delayed. President Joseph Kabila is scheduled to step down after nearly 18 years in power following the elections - which are already two years overdue.
• Nixon Katembo is a producer at Channel Africa Swahili Service and Migration researcher.
• Dennis Kadima is the Executive Director at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy.
• Khumbelo Munzhelele is a reporter at Channel Africa.
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