The leader of the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has warned that the delay of the presidential election by the country’s electoral commission amounted to a declaration of war on Congolese people.  The polls were originally scheduled for November 2016, but the DRC’s electoral commission said that it would need at least 504 days to organise the poll once voter registration was completed. Dozens of people died last year in protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down at the end of his term.