Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reforms

World 05/18/19, 07:13

Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president.During his five years in exile, a court convicted him in absentia on charges related to a real estate dispute which he says were politically motivated.All that changed ...

Congo’s leader sets Ebola outbreak end date after 800 deaths

World 04/16/19, 16:13

Congo's president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country's second-deadliest contained in less than three months, although some health experts estimate it could take twice as long.President Felix Tshisekedi set the timeline while visiting eastern Congo, the center of an Ebola outbreak ...

Update: Congo’s Tshisekedi sworn in as new president

World 01/24/19, 08:28

The Latest on Congo's new president (all times local):2:30 p.m.Congo's Felix Tshisekedi has been sworn in as the new president, cementing the Central African nation's first peaceful transfer of power since independence nearly 60 years ago.The opposition leader has taken the oath and held up the national flag in celebration.He ...

Congo set to inaugurate new president from opposition

World 01/24/19, 05:11

Congo is set to inaugurate an opposition leader as its unexpected new president in the Central African country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence nearly 60 years ago.The 55-year-old Felix Tshisekedi, son of the late opposition icon Etienne, will be sworn into office on Thursday at the Peoples' ...

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