Democratic Republic of the Congo

In: Africa Yearbook Volume 18
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Kris Berwouts
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President Tshisekedi succeeded in liberating himself from the uncomfortable coalition with his predecessor Joseph Kabila. Kabila’s camp was dismantled, but Tshisekedi’s new ‘Union Sacrée’ majority proved difficult to consolidate. His election as AU chair crowned an intense diplomatic charm offensive and attendance policy in which he succeeded in getting his presidency endorsed by neighbouring countries and African multilateral regional institutions. The economic results of Tshisekedi’s policies were mixed: The government has been able to increase sources of income, by obtaining aid from IMF. However, this achievement has not led to an improvement in the living conditions of the population.

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Africa Yearbook Volume 18

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2021

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