Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
President Felix Tshisekedi Photo courtesy/ AFP

Africa

DRC’s president appoints new prime minister

KINSHASA, DRC, Feb 15 – Sama Lukonde Kyenge, director general of the state mining company Gecamines, has been appointed the new prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by President Felix Tshisekedi, according to an announcement made live on national television RTNC.

43-year-old Sama Lukonde is a former minister of sports under the presidency of Joseph Kabila.

He succeeds Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, who was appointed DRC’s prime minister in May 2019 and deposed by parliament at the end of last month in Kinshasa following a crisis within the FCC-CACH coalition.

An engineer by training, he resigned in September 2015 from his duties as minister of sports to obey the instructions of his party, Avenir du Congo (Congo’s future), excluded from the presidential majority for having protested against a possible third term of Joseph Kabila.

Right after his appointment, President Felix Tshisekedi had a first head in mind with Sama Lukonde in his office on his new vision for the next government, the composition of which will be revealed in the coming days. 

Comments
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Sloviansk (Ukraine) (AFP), Jul 1 – President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian troops to press their offensive deeper into the Donbas region of...

World

Paris (AFP), Jul 4 – French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reshuffled his government looking to reset a second term off to a rocky...

AUGUST 9 COUNTDOWN

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4-Wiper Democratic Movement Party had already submitted the name of Ali Mbogo as the alternative names for the Mombasa gubernatorial post...

World

Lugano (Switzerland) (AFP), Jul 4 – Ukraine told an international conference Monday that it will cost an estimated $750 billion to rebuild the war-shattered...

World

Canazei (Italy) (AFP), Jul 4 – Italy’s prime minister on Monday linked the collapse of the country’s biggest Alpine glacier to climate change, as...

COUNTDOWN TO 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya July 4- The Presidential Debate will be held on July 26 ahead of the August 9 election. Prior to this, the Deputy...

COUNTDOWN TO 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya July 4- Candidates cleared for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat will engage in a debate on July 11. The debate is organised jointly...

AUGUST 9 COUNTDOWN

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Nominated Member of Parliament David Sankok has announced his retirement from active politics. The first-time lawmaker revealed on Monday...