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DR Congo gets first female prime minister

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has a new and first female prime minister.

President Felix Tshisekedi announced the appointment of Judith Suminwa Tuluka on Monday.

This is historic appoinment and fulfills a campaign promise the president made to tackle gender equality issues in Congo.

Her appointment is considered by analysts as a significant breakthrough in Congolese politics, offering hope for greater inclusivity in governance.

Judith Suminwa Tuluka is a former planning minister who has promised to focus on restoring peace to a country reeling under violence especially in the eastern region.

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The conflict in eastern Congo has forced millions out of their homes and triggered a humanitarian crisis there.

Local and international peacekeeping efforts haven’t been successful in tackling the crisis.

President Tshisekedi, who secured reelection for a second term last December said he is also committed to addressing the root causes of the violence.

Tuluka said in her inaugural speech aired on state television addressing the conflict will be a priority.

She expressed concern about the plight of those affected by the violence and promised her commitment to finding sustainable solution.

“I know that the task is great and the challenges [are] immense, but with the support of the president and that of everyone, we will get there,” Tuluka also told reporters after her appointment.

As prime minister, Tuluka is expected to name a new cabinet in the coming weeks.

The prime minister heads the government, which is also composed of ministers and deputy ministers.

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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