Who is Democratic Republic of Congo's New Prime Minister?
After a four-month wait, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba has been named as Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister. Former president Joseph Kabila's political party People for Reconstruction and Democracy Party (PPRD) won a majority in parliament, earning the right to name the prime minister, leading to drawn-out negotiations with President Felix Tshisekedi. Analysts say Ilunga will need to balance the agendas of Tshisekedi and the PPRD in order to be effective.
Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Names an Ally of Kabila As Prime Minister
East African, 25 May 2019
Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi has finally named veteran technocrat Prof Sylvestre Ilunkamba Ilunga as the prime minister but his choice has not only brought friction within… Read more »
New DRC Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba
Congo-Kinshasa: Experienced Technocrat to Head Govt
Deutsche Welle, 21 May 2019
The DR Congo has a new Prime Minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government chosen as a compromise between the former and the current presidents; and what can… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: New Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Is a Politican and Professor
RFI, 21 May 2019
After a four-month wait, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba has been named as the prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An economics professor at the University of Kinshasa… Read more »