Congo capital quiet following opposition call for general strike

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - The streets of Congo's capital Kinshasa were quiet on Wednesday and little traffic flowed following a call by the main opposition bloc for a general strike to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in December.

Kabila's two-term mandate expires in December, but authorities agreed this week to postpone an election originally slated for November until April 2018.

(Reporting by Aaron Ross; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


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