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Vol 57 No 8

Published 15th April 2016


Kabila delays, Katumbi hovers

Formerly the 'best man not standing', Moïse Katumbi wants to be sure of broad support before declaring for the presidency

As he edges towards announcing that he'll run for president, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe has been sounding out opposition groups about a joint strategy with himself at the head of a unity ticket. The former Katanga Governor's public pronouncements remain cautious as he is keen to marshal the widest range of parties and interests. After another two or three weeks of consultations, Katumbi says, a broad coalition of opposition parties will be ready to announce its plans.

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