Uganda/May 21, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/169 views /Uganda DR Congo President Names Prime Minister Under Deal with His Predecessor Kabilashare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Shares GOMA – Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba as the new prime minister under a political agreement between the new administration and former president Joseph Kabila. Tshisekedi named the little-known member of Kabila’s political alliance and former director-general of the state railway company after five months of negotiations. The prime minister also served as finance minister under former President Mobutu Sese Seko, who served for more than three decades. ALSO READ Museveni to Bestow Medals on 100 Individuals on Heroes Day in WakisoIlunga’s appointment comes after Tshisekedi who was declared the winner of last December 30 election said would work with Kabila’s alliance to form a new government. Early this year, Tshisekedi and Kabila’s alliance issued a joint statement confirming “their common will to govern together as part of a coalition government” with Kabila’s Common Front for Congo coalition holding 342 of the 485 seats in parliament. Fayulu has castigated Tshisekedi, accusing him of conniving with Kabila to steal his victory in the December election. Fayulu has since urged Congolese people to stage uprisings and force Tshisekedi and Kabila out of power. ALSO READ Police Admits Breaking Bobi Wine's Car Window Wasn't NecessaryOn Monday, a Congolese popular opposition politician and former governor of the mineral-rich Katanga region Moise Katumbi who was barred from running for presidential polls returned to the country after living in exile for the last three years. Katumbi, who is 54, was welcomed by tens of thousands of his supporters in Lubumbashi, the country’s second largest city and his support base. ALSO READ American Playwright, Prof Sandra Adell to Engage Ugandan Performing ArtistsKatumbi owns Mazembe, one of Africa’s biggest football clubs, and is a member of Lamuka political alliance together with Fayulu. Fayulu welcomed Katumbi home on Monday, posting on his official Twitter account: “No matter how long the night, the day always ends up rising. Welcome home Moïse Katumbi,” Fayulu said. Shortly after his arrival, Katumbi’s spokesman Olivier Kamitatu said Fayulu and Katumbi will work together to “redirect the country.” Post Views: 39 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Shares Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Uganda share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleAnsah Reacts on Voters who are Taking Pictures of Ballot Papers after Votingnext articleEmbrace peace and unity, Cameroonian envoy enjoins compatriotsRelated PostsUganda/June 16, 2019 /No Comment SAD: Tamale Mirundi’s Daughter Dies While Giving BirthUganda/June 15, 2019 /No Comment Police, CMI Arrest “Notorious Criminals” Behind Recent Robberies and MurdersWHO, Irish Embassy Donate Vehicles to Uganda to Support Fight Against Ebola‘Our Father was Born in Bundibugyo’ Kibanzanga Justifies Move to Bury Mother Away from KaseseGender Ministry Drafts Law to Enhance Protection of Older Persons‘We Shouldn’t Be Dragged into Logistical Mistakes’ – URA Gives Account of BOU Consignment ClearanceUPDF Bids Farewell to Egypt’s Defence Attaché to UgandaNo Money was Illegally Ferried into Uganda, Says GovtMuseveni Supports Late Nsibambi’s Choice of Heiress as LegitimateNakalema Confirms Investigating BOU Officials at Mutebile’s Request Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.