DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names unique prime minister

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DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names unique prime minister

President Felix Tshisekedi has named Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba as the unique prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The disappear became as soon as announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yambayamba, who mentioned Ilukamba became as soon as appointed beneath a political agreement between Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila.

lukamba became as soon as beforehand the pinnacle of the DRC’s national railway firm.

He additionally served as finance minister beneath archaic President Mobutu Sese Seko, who for better than three a long time headed a unhealthy and dysfunctional administration.

Tshisekedi-Kabila coalition

His appointment comes almost five months after Tshisekedi became as soon as declared the winner of a December 30 election which observers mentioned became as soon as marred by irregularities and opponents denounced as rigged.

In March, Tshisekedi and Kabila issued a joint statement confirming “their total will to manipulate collectively as section of a coalition executive” with Kabila’s In vogue Front for Congo coalition maintaining 342 of the 485 seats in the DRC’s parliament following the poll.

Kabila dominated the largely impoverished but mineral-effectively off central African nation for 18 years before leaving office.

His final two years responsible seen him dwell beyond the most length of closing date permitted by the DRC’s constitution and as an different oversee a crackdown on protesters calling for him to prevent.

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