When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.
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Institutional and civil society actors will discuss the role of the European Union to support a credible democratic process and help prevent an escalation of violence and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Gang violence is pushing death rates to levels on par with war-torn Syria, and displacing tens of thousands of people in the process.
Obstacles as simple as a lack of braille ballots can prevent people from exercising their right to vote.