DR Congo: Former aide, once sentenced to death, now high-ranking official after military reshuffle
29 October 2023 | 5:18 pm
Announced on national television, the military reshuffle in DR Congo sees the return of a former top aide, who was convicted of involvement in the 2001 assassination of then-president Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Eddy Kapend has always denied involvement in the murder plot. Also in this edition: the Also Known As Africa contemporary art fair event is currently underway in Paris. Finally, we look at what Saturday's rugby match against England could have in store for South Africa.
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