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United Nations Says Talks the Only Way to Avoid Congo Crisis

The United Nations urged political leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo to commence long-awaited talks on the organization of presidential and legislative elections, saying it’s the only way to avoid violence.

“An inclusive and credible dialogue among Congolese stakeholders is the only realistic way to defuse political tensions, overcome the electoral impasse and prevent violence,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Security Council on Thursday in New York.