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The risks of the post-Kabila era in the DRC
President Felix Tshisekedi came to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thanks to an agreement with the former long-reigning president, Joseph Kabila. After the deal fell through in 2020, he began co-opting Kabila loyalists to consolidate his power. However, it seems unlikely that he will undertake the reforms needed to lift the country out of extreme poverty and stabilize its volatile security situation.