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Félix Tshisekedi

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Félix Tshisekedi: President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo is a Congolese politician who has been the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 25 January 2019. He is the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the oldest and largest party of the Democratic Republic of Congo, succeeding his late father Étienne Tshisekedi in that role, a three-time Prime Minister of Zaire and opposition leader during the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko. Tshisekedi was the UDPS party's candidate for president in the December 2018 general election, which he won, despite accusations of irregularities from several election monitoring organisations and other opposition parties. His victory was upheld by the Constitutional Court of the DRC after another opposition politician, Martin Fayulu, challenged the result, but Tshisekedi has been accused of making a deal with his predecessor, Joseph Kabila. The election marked the first peaceful transition of power since the DRC became independent from Belgium in 1960.

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Congo president replaces chief of staff amid graft trial

Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has temporarily replaced his chief of staff Vital Kamerhe who is charged with stealing public funds, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Congolese president says army spy chief died by hanging

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the death of the country's top army spy last month was apparently due to hanging, but he did not spell out whether the military intelligence chief had killed..
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Stuck in traffic in a fume-filled taxi with a cracked windscreen, Peter Likiel says his four-mile daily commute has doubled to three hours since construction began on one of Congo President Felix..
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Four bodies pulled from Congo plane crash wreckage

Four unidentified bodies have been found in Congo amid the wreckage of a plane that had been carrying staff of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, the government said on Tuesday.
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Four bodies found in Congo after crash of plane with president's staff

Four unidentified bodies have been found in Congo among the wreckage of a plane that had been carrying staff of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, the government said on Tuesday.
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Congo intelligence service orders audit of interim government spending

The intelligence agency in Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered an audit of spending by the interim government that has run the country for seven months since President Felix Tshisekedi's..
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New Congo government shows influence of former president

Congo's prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with around two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph..
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Factbox: Main figures in Congo's new government

Congo's prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi's election victory, with about two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph..
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Congo government announced eight months after Tshisekedi won vote

Congo's prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with around two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph..
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Congo President, PM name government for first time since December poll win

Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi and his prime minister named a new government for first time since winning an election last December, a statement from prime minister Illunga Illunkamba's office said..
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Congo president and predecessor agree on division of cabinet posts

Allies of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila said they had reached an agreement on Friday on the division of cabinet posts between the two political camps.
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