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Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba shaking hands with Felix Tshisekedi

Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba named as Congo prime minister

20 May 2019, 8:04 PM

Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, acareer politician and ally of former President Joseph Kabila, was appointed as Democratic Republic of Congo’s prime minister on Monday, the government said in a statement.

Moise Katumbi

Exiled Congo opposition leader’s fraud conviction overturned

20 April 2019, 6:46 AM

An appeals court has overturned a conviction of exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi for real estate fraud, ruling that the trial court had been pressured by former President Joseph Kabila’s government, Katumbi’s lawyer said on Friday.

Violence in DRC after president’s party crushing senate defeat

16 March 2019, 6:47 PM

A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing defeat of new President Felix Tshisekedi’s party in the previous day’s senate election.

‘Golden handshake’ for DR Congo’s outgoing ministers

1 February 2019, 9:29 PM

In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.

DR Congo’s Kabila urges unity on eve of new president’s inauguration

24 January 2019, 7:29 AM

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in on Thursday as DR Congo’s next president, sources in Kinshasa said, as outgoing President Joseph Kabila called for national unity.



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