Tshisekedi names Kabila ally as DR Congo PM

Tshisekedi names Kabila ally as DR Congo PM

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named the head of the country’s railways, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, as the next prime minister, a move that came nearly four months after his inauguration.

Ilunga Ilukumba was appointed under a political agreement between Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yamba Yamba said.

Ilukamba was previously the head of Congo’s national railway company, known as the SNCC. He was also finance minister under former president Mobutu Sese Seko.

President Tshisekedi and Mr Kabila agreed to work together following a controversial election which many observers believe was won by another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu

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