Gloves up

DRC: The presidential race between Moïse Katumbi and Félix Tshisekedi is on

By Anna Sylvestre-Treiner

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Posted on October 27, 2022 10:44

The two men are still officially allies. However, their union has been shattered for a long time. Both are preparing their weapons for the 2023 election, when they may find themselves face-to-face.

THE MATCH OF THE WEEK – On this 19 October, the National Assembly is in a cacophony. Some MPs engage in noisy exultation while others rush to surround Chérubin Okende Senga. The relief is visible on the face of DRC’s Minister of Transport and Channels of Communication, who raises his arms in victory. He has just saved his spot in government.

For a few days, the People’s Palace was the scene of an initiative that, at first sight, was surprising, to say the least. The MPs from the majority had tried to bring down a minister from within their own ranks. In the no-confidence motion introduced against Chérubin Okende Senga, they denounced his “amateurism” or his “interference in the management of public enterprises”. A “poorly targeted” competence trial, according to Delly Sessanga, who took the floor to oppose the minister’s dismissal. In any case, the move is an indication of a battle much

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