DRC

Félix Tshisekedi's diplomacy: great international expectations but with neither troops nor resources

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi receiving his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame on June 25, 2021.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi receiving his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame on June 25, 2021. © DRC Presidency/Twitter
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. [...] (1894 words)
Issue dated 27/08/2021 Reading time 8 minutes
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