It has been more than four months since DRC’s President Félix Tshisekedi and former president Joseph Kabila’s coalition ended. The wait has been long and the negotiations laborious. But after several weeks of promises and false hopes, prime minister Sama Lukonde Kyenge finally unveiled his new government on 12 April.
The head of government announced it after a long meeting with the head of state, and the presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yamba Yamba read out the names of the people who would be joining it.
The composition of this new government is the culmination of several weeks of negotiations that had been held ever since Kyenge was appointed prime minister on 15 February. The prime minister has given his assurances that this government, which is smaller than the previous one, is more “representative” and “inclusive”, as there are more women and youth in positions of power.
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