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Gunfire as Congo police disperse mourners at Kinshasa church

January 12, 2018 7:52 PM
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KINSHASA, Congo – Witnesses say police in Congo's capital have fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse people attending a mass at Kinshasa's Catholic cathedral to honor people killed in clashes with security forces.

Catholic churches and activists had called for the New Year's Eve protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down. They came one year after the Catholic church oversaw the signing of an accord that set a new election date to ease tensions in the vast, mineral-rich Central African cou...

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