Tshisekedi yearns for DRC to join EAC

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Felix Tshisekedi (Democratic Republic of Congo) at the JKIA in Nairobi, following the latter's visit to Kenya in 2019.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Last year, the Congolese leader wrote a letter to EAC chairperson Paul Kagame (Rwanda) seeking to be allowed to join the community.
  • President Tshisekedi's goal appears to be to enhance connectivity and trade with DRC’s neighbours. 

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi’s desire for his country to join the East African Community (EAC)  has remained since he took power in January 2019.

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