Tag Archives: Felix Tshisekedi

20 March 19

DRC: Felix Tshisekedi blocks new senators over corruption claims

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has blocked newly-elected senators from taking office over allegations of corruption.

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16 March 19

DRC: Kabila’s coalition wins clear majority in senate elections

The coalition party led by former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila won a decisive majority in senate elections on Friday.

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15 March 19

DRC president pardons 700 political prisoners

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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26 February 19

People in the DRC aren’t going to get the change they voted for after botched election

In the final days of 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) staged a historic presidential election after a series of delays postponed the vote for more than two years. The country was due to vote for a new president
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26 February 19

Amnesty: New DRC president must act on human rights

Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.

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02 February 19

DRC: Fayulu calls for ‘peaceful resistance’ after controversial election loss

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) top opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called upon supporters to engage in “peaceful resistance” following his controversial presidential election loss earlier this year.

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25 January 19

DRC swears in Felix Tshisekedi as new president

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sworn in Felix Tshisekedi as its new president in the country’s first peaceful transition of power since becoming an independent nation.

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24 January 19

Was the DRC’s presidential election rigged?

Long before the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) finally held its long-delayed presidential election last month, speculation that the vote would be rigged was rife among large sections of the country’s political opposition. Initially, outgoing President Joseph Kabila was accused
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21 January 19

DRC: Court confirms Felix Tshisekedi as election winner

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) constitutional court has ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won last month’s disputed presidential election.

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14 January 19

African nations call upon DRC to recount election result

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising of 16 member states, has called upo the Demovratic Republic of Congo to recount its disputed presidential election result.

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