Democratic Republic of the Congo politicians have reached a deal for Joseph Kabila to step down after 2017 elections. Announcing the deal, Marcel Utembi, president of Congo's Catholic Bishops' Conference, CENCO, said: "The government is asked to take all steps so that the elections are organized by the end of 2017 at the latest.".
Under the accord, Joseph Kabila will not be allowed to change the constitution to allow him to stay in power for a third term.
Now the next question could be: will the DRC deal boost chances for democracies in Central African dictatorships of Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda? Will the pro-democracy activists and politicians in those African countries get inspiration from the deal.