The 55-year-old Felix Tshisekedi, son of the late opposition icon Etienne, will be sworn into office on Thursday at the Peoples' Palace, the seat of the national legislature in the capital, Kinshasa.
Barely two years at the helm of the country's oldest and largest opposition party, Tshisekedi has been propelled to power following a long-running political crisis that culminated in last month's bitterly disputed election.
The inauguration will be held at the Palace of the Nation, the seat of the presidency, starting at noon (1100 GMT), aides to Tshisekedi and Kabila said on Wednesday, ending uncertainty about when the ceremony would take place.
The surprise win by Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has breathed new life into one neighbourhood of the capital, Kinshasa, as supporters celebrate ahead of his Thursday inauguration.
The United States on Wednesday recognised Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of Democratic Republic of Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.
Also in the 1.30pm lunch at Barka Restaurant in Mombasa’s Old Town district — where the President ordered a plate of biryani, chicken tikka, chapati, mchicha, (amaranthus) and tamarind juice — were Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, party cha...
PRETORIA - Outgoing President Joseph Kabila has called on his compatriots to massively support his successor Felix Tshisekedi who’s due to be inaugurated on Thursday.