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Vol 62 No 9

Published 29th April 2021


Coalition’s sky-high ambitions

A new government plans to transform its finances and take on rebel groups but is reliant on a band of political godfathers

Announcing hundreds of planned initiatives, Congo-Kinshasa's new government has lofty ambitions, but its main challenge may simply be staying together. Its four vice-prime ministers, each from a different faction of the ruling coalition, have different political godfathers to serve, including the President's main rival, his predecessor Joseph Kabila .

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