In Summary
  • Forty two of the 65 members of the cabinet come from the FCC, his coalition which holds the majority in both houses of parliament.
  • Key ministries like defence, interior and finance have been split 50/50 between the two coalitions.
  • Just 17 per cent of the ministerial appointees are women, including the ministers of foreign affairs and planning.

Kinshasa,

The new cabinet in the Democratic Republic of Congo, announced on Monday morning seven months after the inauguration of President Félix Tshisekedi, reflects the continued influence of former leader Joseph Kabila, reports the BBC's Gaius Kowene from the capital, Kinshasa.

Forty two of the 65 members of the cabinet come from the FCC, his coalition which holds the majority in both houses of parliament.

This leaves President Tshisekedi's side holding just one-third of ministerial posts.

FINANCE

Key ministries like defence, interior and finance have been split 50/50 between the two coalitions:

Interior and security - Gilbert Malaba, a member of Mr Tshisekedi's party

Defence - Ngoy Mukena, a close ally of Mr Kabila

Mining - Willy Samsoni, a member of Mr Kabila's coalition and an ex-mines minister in Haut Katanga province

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