KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 24, 2019—Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi has been sworn in as the new president, cementing the Central African nation’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence nearly 60 years ago.
He takes over from Joseph Kabila, who led the country since 2001.
Tshisekedi paid tribute to his father, the late opposition icon Etienne, who never achieved the top post his son has won.
Honoring his father, Tshisekedi referred to him as “president” — a nod to how his father defiantly declared himself president after losing a disputed election in 2011 to Kabila.
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