France, Canada focus attention on Congo rights record

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 13 Oct 2012 View Original
  • Congo criticised for rights record at Francophonie

  • France's Hollande has 'frank and direct' meeting with Kabila

  • Congo had hoped summit would bolster its legitimacy

By Jonny Hogg and Elizabeth Pineau

KINSHASA, Oct 13 (Reuters) - France and Canada urged leaders from the French-speaking world to reinforce democracy and human rights during a summit in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, in comments that focused attention squarely on the host.

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