Political obstacles mount in DRC ahead of 2016 elections

Martin Kobler briefs the Security Council on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The opportunity to hold free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is disappearing according to the UN's most senior official in the country.

Voters are due to go to the polls next year, despite continued instability in the east of the country where government FARDC forces struggle to retain law and order.

Martin Kobler is the head of the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO.

Daniel Dickinson asked him if he agreed with the image of lawlessness in the DRC that is often portrayed in the international media.

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