The UN is considering reducing the number of peacekeeping troops (MONUSCO) in the DR Congo at a time when the nation is engulfed in crisis.
Governing coalition and smaller parties delay elections for 18 months, heightening suspicions that President Kabila will not let go of power.
Rivals says the crowded election programme will be used to postpone November’s presidential vote and allow Kabila to remain in power
Kabila has, since March, come under pressure and might be looking to shift the story around his presidency.
President Joseph Kabila is also seen to be considering a bid for a third term in elections set for next year.
Tough week for UN as three members of DRC mission kidnapped, days after Somalia staffers were killed
The vast central African country has been struggling through a political crisis since President Joseph Kabila's 2011 re-election.