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Joseph Kabila and the Search for a Pliant Successor

Apr 9, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Congolese President Joseph Kabila holds a news conference in January 2018.

Congolese President Joseph Kabila holds a press conference in January 2018. Despite rumors that he may try to stay in power indefinitely, Kabila is working to find an appropriate successor to take the reins -- at least officially -- in 2019.

(THOMAS NICOLON/AFP/Getty Images)

After 17 years in charge, the Congolese president is thinking of finally calling it quits. But before he can, he needs a "Goldilocks" candidate -- not too strong, not too weak and just pliant enough....

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