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In the Congo, Waiting for an Anti-Graft Drive That Never Comes

Sep 16, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi prepares to receive German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in the presidential palace in Kinshasa on Sept. 5, 2019.

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi prepares to receive German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in the presidential palace in Kinshasa on Sept. 5, 2019. Tshisekedi is facing an uphill battle to tackle his country's widespread corruption.

(KAY NIETFELD/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Eight months after Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the Democratic Republic of the Congo's new president, the country finally has a government -- but it's old in all but name. Two-thirds of the Cabinet positions (or 42 of 65 posts) in Tshisekedi's government went to members of the coalition...

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