DRCongo Police forces stand guard during a demonstration in Goma on September 19, 2016.
At least 17 people, mostly civilians, were killed on September 19, 2016 when clashes erupted ahead of a planned opposition rally in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, a minister said, warning the toll was 'provisional'. It was the worst violence in Kinshasa since January 2015 when a police crackdown on another opposition protest left several dozen people dead. Demonstrators were to demand the resignation of President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2001. Opponents fear he is planning to extend his rule unconstitutionally.  / AFP / Mustafa MULOPWE        (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA MULOPWE/AFP/Getty Images)