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Vol 56 No 9

Published 1st May 2015


Congo-Kinshasa

The best man not standing

Moïse Katumbi has said he won’t stand for President but many forces are at work trying to persuade him to change his mind

Supporters of the Katanga Governor, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, seem unwilling to take no for an answer after his many refusals to stand for the presidency. The calls grow in strength even though he is widely believed to fear assassination if he went for the country’s highest office. President Joseph Kabila still seems intent on finding a way to stay in power, even though the constitution forbids it and a growing coalition of political forces hopes his fellow Katangese, Katumbi, can stand in his way.

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