Situation in DRC's capital city "very volatile"

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Demonstrators at the Echangeur de Limete, Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: Habibou Bangre/IRIN

The situation in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been described as "very volatile" by a representative from the UN's Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO).

Clashes erupted between protestors and security forces over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to give up power.

His 15-year rule was due to end on 19 December.

The UN has documented 113 arrests in the country over the past week, which include the arrest of opposition leaders and civil society activists.

Isabelle Dupuis spoke to MONUSCO's Felix Basse, about the current situation there.

Duration: 4'56"

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