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Kerry offers $30 million for Congo elections

Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 00:55

May 4 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces $30 million in aid for ''credible'' elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo as he urged president Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution by not seeking a third term. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's arrival in Congo this weekend. Shaking hands with President Joseph Kabila… he urged him not to try and seek a third term in office Some opposition groups accuse Kabila of wanting to change the constitution ahead of the next election so that he is able run. It's slated for 2016, with the support of the U.S. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYING: "As a sign of our commitment, I am pleased to announce that $30 million will be immediately made available from the United States in additional funding, in order to support transparent and credible elections, as well as recovery and restructuring programs in the eastern DRC." Kabila has not publicly announced whether he'll try to run again.

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Kerry offers $30 million for Congo elections

Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 00:55