The sentiment expressed by African delegates, perhaps not surprisingly, was almost unanimous in taking a positive view of Kabila.
Speaker of Zambia parliament suspended 48 opposition legislators because they missed President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address.
Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.
The Sudanese leader pledged in February last year that he would step down in 2020, but similar pledges were made in 2010 and 2014 – and he went back on his word.
Opposition boycotts have allowed ZANU-PF to win all but one of more than 20 post-2013 by-elections in Zimbabwe. Considered a middle-income country in the 1990’s, the economy nearly halved in the 2000s and hasn’t recovered