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Congo president and predecessor agree on division of cabinet posts

Jul 26 2019

KINSHASA Allies of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila said they had reached an agreement on Friday on the division of cabinet posts between the two political camps.

Congo president and predecessor agree to split main cabinet posts - sources

Jul 26 2019

KINSHASA, July 26 Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila reached an agreement on Friday to divide the main security and economic cabinet posts roughly evenly between their two camps, three sources familiar with the negotiations said.

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 41 in Congo

Jun 27 2019

KINSHASA At least 41 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.

Body of Etienne Tshisekedi returns to Congo two years after death

May 30 2019

KINSHASA The body of Congo's longstanding opposition figurehead and statesman Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home on Thursday to a packed and emotional welcome after a two-year wait in a Belgian morgue because of a ban on his return.

Congo president turned down predecessor's PM pick: sources

Apr 09 2019

KINSHASA/BRUSSELS Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.

Congo arrests rebel leader wanted for mass rape

Apr 04 2019

KINSHASA A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Thursday.

Congo suspends seating of new senators following disputed election

Mar 18 2019

KINSHASA President Felix Tshisekedi's Congo government on Monday blocked newly-elected senators from taking office after a disputed vote that gave allies of his predecessor an overwhelming majority in the upper house of parliament.

Congo ex-leader Kabila's coalition wins decisive senate majority

Mar 15 2019

KINSHASA Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi's ability to govern independently.

Congo ex-leader Kabila's coalition wins decisive senate majority

Mar 15 2019

KINSHASA, March 15 Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's coalition won a clear majority in senate elections on Friday, officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi's ability to govern independently.

Congo's Kabila says he is 'without regret' ahead of power handover

Jan 23 2019

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's outgoing President Joseph Kabila said he would hand over power on Thursday "without regret" and called on Congolese to support his successor, Felix Tshisekedi.

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