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DR Congo’s Kabila backs ex-interior minister for election

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government said on Wednesday. The announcement came just hours before the deadline for lodging applications for the December 23 election — a vote analysts say is crucial for the country’s […] …

Congo’s parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila’s request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said. The announcement could be a further sign that Kabila intends to step down after an election in December despite speculation