Congo fire destroyed materials for 19 of capital's 24 polling districts

by Reuters
Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:50 GMT

KINSHASA, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A fire at a Democratic Republic of Congo electoral commission warehouse destroyed voting materials for 19 of 24 polling districts in the capital Kinshasa, the commission said on Thursday.

Corneille Nangaa said that voting would nevertheless go ahead on Dec. 23. The poll is meant to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila, who is due to step down after 18 years in power. (Reporting by Aaron Ross Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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