Congo opposition demands role

The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo campaigned for a role in the new government, promised by self-proclaimed president Laurent Kabila. Student supporters of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi threatened to take to the streets by Monday if their hero is not named prime minister.

As part of moves to choose his new team, Mr Kabila arranged a meeting with Mr Tshisekedi, who has an army of fanatical supporters in the slums of Kinshasa.

Hundreds have been camping in solidarity outside Mr Tshisekedi's home. Their leaders worked the crowd to a frenzy with speeches, reminding Mr Kabila that their own campaign paved the way for last Saturday's overthrow of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko by Mr Kabila's alliance forces. Reuters - Kinshasa

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