Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat
Saturday, 16 March 2019 The party of new Dr Congo President Felix Tshisekedi suffered a crushing defeat in Friday's senate election A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing defeat of new President Felix Tshisekedi's party in the previous day's senate election. Separately, presidential pardons from Tshisekedi released an opposition leader and a rights activist jailed during the presidency of Joseph Kabila. Tshisekedi was sworn in on January 24 after a bitterly disputed election mired by fraud allegations, replacing Kabila who yielded power after 18 turbulent years at the helm of...
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