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Congo names opposition veteran, 81, prime minister

Congo’s newly elected President Joseph Kabila named 81-year-old opposition veteran Antoine Gizenga as the country’s new prime minister in a presidential decree read on state television on Saturday. The nomination of Gizenga, leader of the Socialist-leaning Unified Lumumbist Party (PALU), had been widely expected since Kabila was sworn in on Dec. 6 as the country’s first democratically elected president in more than 40 years. Full Story

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