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Pretoria's thwarted plans for the DRC

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) shaking hands with the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi (R) during the Southern African Development Community (SADC) 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Kinshasa, DRC, 17 August 2022.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) shaking hands with the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi (R) during the Southern African Development Community (SADC) 42nd Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Kinshasa, DRC, 17 August 2022. © Elmond Jiyane/EPA/MaxPPP
After the SADC summit, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa remains wary of his Congolese counterpart Félix Tshisekedi, who has distanced himself from Pretoria in favour of new countries like Kenya. [...] (1390 words)
Issue dated 14/09/2022 Reading time 6 minutes
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