President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, 60 years old, the current president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and one of the most AfroAmerica Network influential Black Men of Year 2024 (see here AfroAmerica Network Most Influential Black Persons as of 2024) won the December 20, 2023 presidential elections. He was sworn in for the second term on Saturday January 20, 2024. His remarkable swearing-in ceremony was attended by more than forty delegations, including 20 heads of state and government.
Since Félix Tshisekedi was declared the winner and getting to start his second term, the attention has shifted towards the worsening security situation in the DR Congo due to the invasion by the Rwandan military under the cover of M23 rebels and his promises directed against the Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame.
The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Martyrs Stadium of Kinshasa. People started to come in around 4:00 AM, Kinshasa Time. Ian his speech Félix Tshisekedi confirmed that his agenda for the next five years will focus on job creation, monetary policies, security, and access to basic services. "This new five-year term will have the objectives of creating more jobs, protecting household purchasing power by stabilizing the exchange rate, ensuring security much more effectively, continuing the diversification of our economy, guarantee more access to basic services", he said.
The reelection of Félix Tshisekedi was welcomed by the leaders of the governments of the United States of America, the People's Republic of China, European Union countries, and key African countries.
The leaders of the US Government have reaffirmed their commitment to support President Felix Tshisekedi in his fight against corruption and insecurity.
For the swearing-in ceremony the President of the United States of America Joe Biden sent a presidential delegation to Kinshasa. This delegation was led by the Honorable Scott Nathan, Managing Director of the United States International Development Finance Corporation and composed of Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn, United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms. Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, United States Department of State; Ms. Monde Muyangwa, Deputy Administrator for Africa Bureau, United States Agency for International Development and Ms. Chidi Blyden, Deputy Managing Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
On Wednesday January 18, 2024, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on his reelection. President Xi Jinping added that he is committed to working with President Félix Tshisekedi to deepen mutual political trust and to push forward a new and greater development of China-DRC cooperation.
A total of 18 heads of African state attended the ceremony. The leaders include those from Eastern African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC). A controversial leader was missing: the current Rwandan President Paul Kagame was not invited.
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In fact, on Friday night, December 8, 2023, President Félix Tshisekedi on a presidential campaign for his reelection, while addressing his supporters, compared the Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame to the late German NAZI leader Adolf Hitler. President Tshisekedi then promised that, if reelected, his first priority is to overthrow the current Rwandan regime led by Paul Kagame. (DR Congo Elections : UN Experts New Report, as Felix Tshisekedi is Expected to be Reelected and Overthrow Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame.).
Leaders of the neighboring countries of DRC and other key African states also attended the ceremony. These include Republic of Congo dictator Denis Sassou Nguesso, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye, Senegal President Macky Sall, Kenyan President William Ruto, Togolese Military junta leader Faure Gnassigbé.
President Félix Tshisekedi's swearing-in ceremony was a remarkable event after so many years of African Presidents avoiding to be officially associated with DRC president. For the swearing-in ceremony of former President Joseph Kabila In 2011, only one head of state, Robert Mugabe attended. In the swearing ceremony of 2018 marking the end of the Kabila regime, only Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta attended.
As the ceremony was concluding, the conversations among the people who attended focused on the next steps and the potential war with Rwandan military, as the security situation in Eastern DR Congo continues to weight on the population, due to the invasion by the Rwandan military under the cover of M23 rebels.
The mostly raised questions by the Congolese people are related to whether, during his second term, President Felix Tshisekedi will fulfill his promises directed against the Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, that include counter attacks into Rwanda to overthrow of the Rwandan dictatorship led by Paul Kagame. A related question is whether super powers including the United States of America and the People's Republic of China will support the Congolese counter-attack.
@AfroAmerica Network 2024
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