Monthly Archives: November 2016

Opposition leader named prime minister of DR Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Samy Badibanga has been named prime minister on Thursday as part of a power-sharing deal signed in October by the opposition and government. Badibanga’s appointment was announced on state television three days after the resignation of former Prime Minister Augustin Matata to allow the mplementation of the national dialogue framework agreement.The power-sharing agreement was signed in October by the ruling party and some opposition parties endorsing the 2018 presidential election date proposed by the electoral commission and for President Joseph Kabila to remain in office till then.

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