Three dead at burnt headquarters of Congo opposition party

KINSHAS: The charred remains of three people were visible on Tuesday inside the headquarters of one of Democratic Republic of Congo main opposition parties, which was set on fire overnight after a day of violent protests, a witness said.

At least 17 people died on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by what they say is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule over Africa's top copper producer.