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Heavy Gunfire Breaks out at DRC Presidential Guard Barracks

see http://covintec.cl/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/entry_list.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Sources in Kinshasa told this website fighting started at Tshatsi camp today evening with soldiers accusing their seniors of not providing their food rations on time.

price geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>”The soldiers guarding the President have spent almost a week without adequate food. That’s why they are fighting, visit web ” said a knowledgeable source in the capital Kinshasa.


Several rebellions which have broken out in the eastern part of the country especially M23, have been blamed on the entrenched corruption in the DRC army.


Heavy fighting broke out at the same military base in December last year with soldiers seizing the state television and an airport.


The fighting at Tshatsi camp which is home to the heavily-armed presidential guard brigade will send shockwaves across the country considering that President Kabila is under fire not to seek a third term in office.

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There have been tensions in the volatile country with church leaders and international community appealing to Kabila to refrain from attempts to amend the Constitution to entrench his presidency.


DRC spokesperson Lambert Mende has been quoted as saying investigations into the gunfire are underway and that government would make a statement at the right time.


Kabila became DRC President following the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila in 2001.

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