DRC justice minister is arrested after conflict over judicial reforms squib

Congolese coalition parties at odds over proposal to redefine ministers’ authority over judges

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s justice minister has been arrested, the latest twist in a crisis over proposed judicial reforms that have triggered violent street protests.

The action against Célestin Tunda Ya Kasende on Saturday came a day after he clashed with President Félix Tshisekedi over the contested legal changes, according to a ministerial source.

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