The Heat: Africa look ahead

The Heat

On Dec. 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo held a historic election.

It could mark the first peaceful transition of power in the country since the end of Belgian rule in 1960.

But the announcement of the results has been delayed, leading to suspicions of irregularities.

CGTN’s Chris Ocamringa has this report from Kinshasa.

To discuss:

  • Marie-Roger Biloa is the chief executive director of the Africa International Media Group.
  • Cheta Nwanze is the lead partner of SBM Intelligence and former managing editor of the Daily Times of Nigeria.

On Zimbabwe, cash shortages have created problems in the country and civil workers went on strike, demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars.

The president, Emmerson Mnangagwa – who took over from Robert Mugabe a little over a year ago – is trying to attract foreign investment and put the economy back on track.

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