PARIS Dec 20 France's foreign ministry called
for the European Union to re-examine its relations with
Democratic Republic of Congo after President Joseph Kabila
failed to step down when his mandate expired on Monday.
"After the constitutional mandate of President Kabila ended,
France is concerned by reports of arrests as well as violence in
Kinshasa and Lubumbashi," spokesman Romain Nadal said in a daily
briefing. "The seriousness of the situation justifies that the
European Union re-examines its relations with Congo," he added.
(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)