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Congo-Kinshasa: Congo – Felix Tshisekedi Sworn in As President

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DR Congo has experienced its first transition of power via an election. Felix Tshisekedi has taken over from President Joseph Kabila despite questions over last month’s vote. Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, replacing longtime President Joseph Kabila following[…]

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Ethiopia pardons over 13,000 political prisoners

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Ethiopia’s determination to reform has seen up to 13,000 people who were previously charged with or convicted of terrorism and/or treason, pardoned over the past six months, state media said. Parliament in July passed a law allowing people convicted or facing charges of “treason, crime against the constitutional order and[…]

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” I’ll hand over power without regrets “- Kabila

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Congolese outgoing President Joseph Kabila said he would hand over power on Thursday “without regret” . He called on Congolese to support his successor, Felix Tshisekedi. Wearing a black suit and tie and sporting his trademark salt-and-pepper beard, he said ‘‘respecting the constitution, I will hand over power tomorrow without[…]

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