US pledges to work with DRC’s president-elect Tshisekedi.
The United States on Wednesday became the latest international body to recognise embattled Felix Tshisekedi as the duly elected president of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), choosing to hail a historic peaceful transfer of power. over concerns of election fraud.
The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud.
The US also hailed outgoing president Joseph Kabila for peacefully ceding power, a first in DR Congo since its 1960 independence from Belgium, although Kabila stayed beyond his term.