DRC people pour into the streets chanting for President Kabila to step down Play

DRC people pour into the streets chanting for President Kabila to step down

Exclusive footage shows people from the Tshangu district of the capital Kinshasa, DRC, demonstrate chanting slogans against President Kabila: Kabila Oyebela! Mandat esili! (Lingala for Kabila, know your mandate is over). The recourse-rich African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo is on a political knife-edge after Kabila stayed in power on 20 December, despite the expiration of his last constitutional term in office. Dec 20, 2016
Nicola Sturgeon unveils Scottish Brexit plan Play

Nicola Sturgeon unveils Scottish Brexit plan

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced Scotlands plan for dealing with the impact of Brexit. Labelling it a soft Brexit, she wants Scotland to keep its access to the EUs single-market. Dec 20, 2016
US Electoral College formally makes Donald Trump next US president. Play

US Electoral College formally makes Donald Trump next US president.

The US Electoral College met on 19 December, casting its ballots to officially confirm Republican Donald Trump as the next president. Usually the vote is a formality but protests and campaigns for the college to vote for someone else have been prominent. Meetings were held in every state capital and the District of Columbia. The electors reached the minimum 270 votes, meaning Trump will be the 45th President of the United States when he takes office on 20 January 2017. Dec 20, 2016
DRC: President Joseph Kabila to stay on, says government Play

DRC: President Joseph Kabila to stay on, says government

The Congolese presidents chief diplomat, Barnabe Kikaya, said on 19 December that there was no scenario in which Joseph Kabila would step down at the end of his mandate at midnight. Kikaya said a new president must be elected before Kabila may step down. Elections are not due until next year. Hundreds of anti-Kabila demonstrators defied a ban on marches against the presidents plans to stay in office past the end of his term and gathered in Kinshasa amid a heavy military presence. They demanded the president step down and organise elections that were due this month. Dec 20, 2016