General Elections were held in the Democratic Republic of Congo this past December. The second and final term of President Kabila expired December of 2018. In January the election commission declared Félix Tshisekedi, leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, as the winner of the election. President Kabila promised a peaceful transfer of power to Tshisekedi, which would be the first since independence from Belgium in 1960. Please follow this link for more information: DR Congo court upholds election result
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Democratic Republic of Congo security forces have fired tear gas at a Catholic church in Kinshasa, the capital, in hopes of preventing a planned demonstration. Protesters were gathering at the church Sunday to mount a rally against President Joseph Kabila. The DRC has been mired in a political crisis over Kabila's refusal to step down from power. His second and last term as president ended in December 2016. New elections that were supposed have taken place in 2017 did not happen. Voting has been put off for at least another year, adding to the anger among Congolese militias and citizens. http://www.dw.com/en/dr-congo-opposition-church-defy-protest-ban/a-41984085
Check out this article on the New York Times.