Tag: Joseph Kabila

The key challenges that DRC’s new president faces

Without a prime minister for the first four months of his presidency, Tshisekedi has not been able to set out a clear legislative agenda. There are a number of challenges he will have to tackle head on.

SADC observers endorse DRC’s election – with caveats

Approval of the election’s results by SADC powers like South Africa and Angola will be critical for the legitimacy of the administration of the next president, who will succeed veteran incumbent Joseph Kabila on Jan. 18.

DRC elections: Downpours,no internet drudgery and a fisherman’s find on the way to a Mandela- inspired tomorrow?

Felix Tshisekedi, the son of a former minister who studied in Belgium and set up his own delivery business in Brussels after years working in the Post Office, is fighting it out with former Exxon Mobil manage rand opposition lawmaker Martin Fayulu and the man with Kabila’s vote, former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary.

Update DRC elections: Opposition, ruling coalition both say they’ve won, here’s why

Voting in the election to replace President Joseph Kabila, who is due to step down next month after 18 years in power, continued into the evening in some Kinshasa neighbourhoods.

DRC elections: After three postponements, voting takes place, this is the outcome so far…

Long queues, broken-down machines and torrential rain in the capital disrupted voting in Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-anticipated presidential poll.

DRC’s best known political cartoonist: Making light of grim realities shares his election hopes

Thembo Kashauri has sketched some of the most scathing parodies of Joseph Kabila, yet Congo’s best-known political cartoonist has mixed feelings about the taciturn president’s impending departure after nearly two decades in power.

DRC’s Kabila will not run in December elections, here’s what you need to know

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo’s President Joseph Kabila will not stand in the election scheduled for December, a spokesman said, finally agreeing to obey a two-term limit but picking a hard-core loyalist under...

Why it’s impossible to wean African leaders off their addiction to power

Why some of the continent's leaders continue to disregard their countries’ own constitutions and laws governing presidential tenure....