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AFRICA | Tshisekedi’s victory in the DRC is historic – but controversial

DR CONGO, January 10, 2019 - Félix Tshisekedi is the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) president elect. He is the leader of one of the DRC’s longest serving opposition parties, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress. Before the election, he joined forces with Vital Kamerhe and his Coalition for Change. Tshisekedi promised to make Kamerhe his prime minister if he was elected president.
  • Published in Politics

DR Congo Opposition Leader Felix Tshisekedi Wins Election

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the Dec. 30 presidential elections - with more than 38% of the votes, according to the provisional results that were announced Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

Steps new government must take to get the DRC onto a sounder footing

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been consumed by conflict and instability over the past two decades. The state is weak while unemployment is rife and good health care and education are inaccessible for most people. The Conversation Africa asked Marta Iñiguez about the country’s troubles, and what can be done to turn the situation around.
  • Published in Politics

Ebola in the DRC: what we can learn from Fukushima

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently declared an outbreak of Ebola in Bikoro, a remote market town in the north-west of the country. Two people were confirmed by laboratory tests to have died of the disease.
  • Published in Health
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