11 Mar DRC post elections

Former President Joseph Kabila’s coalition will have a say in choosing the next Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, this is according to an agreement between his coalition and that of the incumbent president, The DRC election which was marred by violence and chaos saw Felix Tshisekedi win despite rumours that he had struck a deal with Kabila. The statement issued by the Kabila and Tshisekedi factions said the move was part of “their common will to govern together as part of a coalition government.” It further said the coalition government aims to preserve “the achievements of the historic peaceful transfer of power that took place on January 24, 2019, to strengthen the climate of peace and the stability of the country and facilitate the rapid establishment of a government".
To help us unpack this discussion were joined on the line by
• Ben Mpoko, who is the DRC ambassador to South Africa.
• Adv Sipho Mantula is a researcher at the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa.
• Dr Reuben Loffman, lecturer in African History and Deputy Director of Taught Programmes (DDTP),School of History at the University of London
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