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Democratic Republic Congo's President Joseph Kabila attends the signing ceremony of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes, at the African Union Headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo


DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Congo decided to delay elections to make sure the country is better prepared for them, President Joseph Kabila said on Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists in the Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam, he also said the delay was "to avoid locking out a huge number of people, most of them young voters".

(Reporting by Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Louise Ireland)


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