DRC – France Tensions: Kabila Gov’t Accuses Paris Of Backing Extremists
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has accused France of inciting dissent against its regime over the upcoming presidential election.
It is in reaction to repeated calls issued by French Foreign Minister Jean-Mark Ayrault for President Joseph Kabila to abide by the constitution and step down at the end of his current term.
The Congolese Communication Minister Lambert Mende told the AFP news agency that France is playing a dangerous game:
“After setting off the blaze by encouraging the extremists, France will fly out its citizens and will leave the Congolese to fend for themselves.”