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Before leaving the DRC, Antony Blinken met actors from civil society

 Before leaving the DRC, Antony Blinken met actors from civil society © Reuters - Pool US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, surrounded by Denis Mukwege and several civil society officials in Kinshasa, the August 10, 2022. in the DRC, the time is up to the balance sheet after the two -day visit of the American diplomacy chief. Antony Blinken listened this Wednesday the pleas of civil society actors. He reiterated the availability of his country to accompany their fight.

Moïse Katumbi, en novembre 2020. (image d'illustration) © Sonia Rolley/RFI Camp Moïse Katumbi, in November 2020. (Illustration image)

Chérubin Okende, Minister of Transport, Communication Channels and Hot out, is targeted by a motion of distrust . More than 60 deputies have signed the said motion. They criticize this member of the government close to Moïse Katumbi, "incompetence, amateurism, the lack of vision in his sector". This motion comes in a particular context marked in particular by announcements of certain deputies who declare that they have disowned Moïse Katumbi and clamment their loyalty to Félix Tshisekedi.

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The relatives of Moïse Katumbi say they are not surprised. According to them, the rebellious deputies were purchased by the Félix Tshisekedi camp with banknotes and/or re -election promises. They denounce the debauchement they are victims of and accuse the relatives of Félix Tshisekedi of reproducing "the same practices as those criticized by the UDPS at the time of former President Joseph Kabila".

“It remains to be seen whether these people have gone by conviction. Joseph Kabila believed that he had a parliamentary majority. Where are we today ? Asked a close collaborator of Moïse Katumbi.

The entourage of the former governor of Katanga also puts the impact of these departures since these deputies are also at the end of the mandate. "There is nothing left in institutions. The most important thing is to prepare the elections, "he says.

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In this tense climate, the UDPS, the presidential party, asks squarely that the party of Moses Katumbi, together for the Republic, leaves the sacred union, the coalition in power. Which is not in the plan of the former governor. "It's by strategy. We are going to fight from the inside. This is what hurts the UDPS, "said a deputy who remained faithful to the former governor.

In the meantime, together for the Republic multiplies mobilization actions and today claims more than a million members.

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