Kinshasa -- Nearly eight months after former opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was elected president, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday unveiled a coalition government dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila
Former President Kabila
simply ignored the troubles but current leader, Felix Tshisekedi (right) has pledged to solve the problem.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday cautioned the country's newly elected provincial governors, many allied to his predecessor Joseph Kabila
, to align themselves to his vision and steer clear of corruption.
Faisant fi des demandes de l'Union Africaine lui enjoignant de surseoir a la proclamation officielle des resultats des elections presidentielles qui se sont deroulees au titre de la succession de Joseph Kabila
et du recours depose par Martin Fayulu qui s'etait declare [beaucoup moins que]seul president legitime[beaucoup plus grand que] du pays, la Cour Constitutionnelle de la Republique Democratique du Congo a officiellement proclame, ce dimanche 20 janvier 2019, Felix Tshisekedi, comme nouveau chef de l'Etat.
Fayulu says the results were the product of a secret deal between Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila
to cheat him out of a win of more than 60 percent.
If Tshisekedi's victory is confirmed -- predictably, the results are being contested -- an opposition politician will assume power after 18 years of rule by President Joseph Kabila
. But it does not follow that peace and prosperity will automatically ensue.
(TAP) - Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila
's ruling coalition won a majority in legislative elections, a coalition official said on Saturday, despite opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's win in the presidential vote the same day.
Summary: Kinshasa [DR Congo], Dec 28 (ANI): Amid rising protests against government's decision of postponing presidential elections slated to be held on December 30, President Joseph Kabila
has confirmed that the voting will take place on its scheduled time.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, a Belgian colony until 1960, has been ruled by the Kabila
family for almost 20 years -- first by Laurent, who came to power in a coup, and then by his son Joseph.
President Joseph Kabila
of the DRC, on the other hand, is actually leaving the presidency after a mere 17 years in power.
The elections, being held on Dec 23, have been delayed for two years by President Joseph Kabila
and will be a test for the troubled country which has never seen a peaceful transfer of power.
The elections, being held on December 23, have been delayed for two years by President Joseph Kabila
and will be a test for the troubled country -- which has never seen a peaceful transfer of power.