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Vol 60 No 6

Published 22nd March 2019


Kabila corners Tshisekedi

The ex-president may have left the official residence but he now has the power to remove his successor at will

Elections to fill the 108 seats of Congo-Kinshasa's senate have delivered Joseph Kabila's political coalition a decisive majority in the upper house and handed him the power to impeach his newly installed successor, Félix Tshisekedi, if he chooses. The result of the senate vote on 15 March is the latest political manoeuvre designed to bind the new president to Kabila, himself now an honorary senator for life.

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