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US, France urge Kabila to publicly bow out of DR Congo vote

The United States, France, Britain and four other UN Security Council members on Monday urged DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila to publicly declare that he will not run for election this year. After much delay, the DR Congo will hold elections on December 23 that are expected to pave the way to the first peaceful transfer of power in the vast mineral-rich country, ending Kabila's 17-year-rule.
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