DR Congo divided over opposition chief's election

In a country that has never known a peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960, Thursday's announcement that an opposition candidate had won the December race to replace President Joseph Kabila was a historic first.

~ Daily Monitor

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