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One dead in banned protest in Kinshasa: UN and witnesses

Kinshasa (AFP) – At least one person was killed in Kinshasa on Sunday after security forces opened fire to disperse protesters at a banned march demanding that President Joseph Kabila stand down, the UN and witnesses said.

A young woman died after shots were aimed at the entrance to a church in the Kitambo area of the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Baptise Sondji, a former minister and government opponent who is also a doctor, told AFP.

The United Nations peackeeping mission MONUSCO also reported one dead in the same area.

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