Cabinet and Tshisekedi's office set for a shake-up
After the ouster of long-serving Gécamines chairman Albert Yuma, the president aims to revamp much of his administration.
In Berlin today at the invitation of Angela Merkel, the DRC president is using every available means to pull his country out of diplomatic isolation. Rather than relying on a diplomatic corps that was largely inherited from his predecessor Joseph Kabila, he has preferred to rely on a group of loyalists from within the presidency.
A great lover of foreign travel, the Congolese head of state is resuming his diplomatic activities with the aim of attracting investors to the DRC. He is expected to arrive in Europe before the end of next week.
The surprise announcement on 1 March of the imminent opening of a Congolese embassy in Israel is first and foremost a move by the DRC president Félix Tshisekedi to firmly align himself with his American counterpart Donald Trump.