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Washington Throws Its Conditional Support Behind the Congo's New Leader

Apr 12, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi meet in Washington on April 3, 2019.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi meet in Washington on April 3. The United States has signaled its willingness to work with the new leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in exchange for deep reforms and efforts to dismantle former President Joseph Kabila's networks of power.

(ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Felix Tshisekedi is the new president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but he'll have to balance between his powerful predecessor and the U.S. if he's to keep his post....

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