The electoral body in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has started voter registration in seven provinces in the eastern part of the country where millions of civilians have been displaced by fighting between the army and rebels.
It’s the last round of voter registration ahead of general elections scheduled for December this year.
The Independent National Electoral Commission said voters will be registered in the volatile provinces of Ituri and North Kivu, as well as in the US and Canada.
Voter registration across the country started in December and has so far seen at least 12 million people register as voters, according to the commission.
The violence in the eastern part of the country is estimated to have displaced some 5.6 million people who are in dire need of food and shelter, according to the UN