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Vol 56 No 16

Published 6th August 2015


Congo-Kinshasa

Kabila clouts Katumbi

The President wants to stop potential rivals in their tracks, something that may explain the corruption investigations of major politicians

The President’s Special Advisor for Good Governance, former Justice and Human Rights Minister Emmanuel-Janvier Luzolo Bambi Lessa, has issued a document asking Prosecutor General Flory Kabange Numbi to investigate claims of corruption, fraud and embezzlement against the popular former Governor of Katanga, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe, and 19 other officials. The move, in late June, appears to be the opening salvo in an offensive by President Joseph Kabila Kabange to pre-empt and stifle the political ambitions of his rivals.

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