President Joseph Kabila has named a former member of the largest opposition party as his prime minister. Bruno Tshibala has been appointed the prime minister of a new transitional government that is meant to organise a presidential election by the end of this year. Analysts believe that the move will further divide Kabila's opponents after talks to negotiate his exit from power broke down last week. Tshibala's nomination escalates tensions ahead of a mass march organized by his former party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress. Which has called for protests next Monday in the capital Kinshasa.
- Democratic Republic of Congo