DRC set to inaugurate new president from opposition

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.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

DRC's Tshisekedi: son, heir and unexpected president

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.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

DRC's Kabila urges unity on eve of new president's inauguration

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.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

In DRC, some party on eve of opposition taking presidency

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.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DRC vote

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.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019

Caf boot Egyptian giants out of Champions League

The image of Egyptian football took a knock Wednesday five months before hosting the Africa Cup of Nations when Ismaily were kicked out of the Caf Champions League over crowd trouble.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 24, 2019

Ruto allies demand answers on his role - VIDEO

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...

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 24, 2019

DR Congo set for historic political transition

“The opposition has run out of recourse to challenge the election results and the threat of widespread post-election violence is gradually subsiding,” said Robert Besseling of EXX Africa, a business risk consultancy.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 24, 2019

UN speaks well about Kenya’s economic growth

Uganda’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate closely tracks that of Kenya, while Tanzania’s is set to rise by nearly seven percent next year, the UN noted.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 24, 2019

DRC's Kabila calls on compatriots to support successor Felix Tshisekedi

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.

EWN , South Africa Jan 23, 2019
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