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Kabila allies sweep top posts in Congo parliament

An advisor to President Joseph Kabila was named head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s new National Assembly late on Thursday, in a ballot that saw presidential allies sweep key parliamentary posts. Vital Kamerhe, a former minister and secretary-general of Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Development, was elected as the legislature’s president after another Kabila ally withdrew at the last minute. His sole remaining opponent garnered just 41 of the 465 ballots cast. Full Story

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