Judith Suminwa Tuluka

  • 02 Apr 2024

On 1st April, Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi appoints Judith Suminwa Tuluka as the country's first female Prime Minister.

  • Suminwa's appointment comes after weeks of uncertainty following Tshisekedi's inauguration for a second term in January.
  • Suminwa pledges to prioritize peace and development in her new role.
  • Challenges facing the authorities include conflict and humanitarian crises in eastern regions, as well as managing Congo's substantial mineral wealth.
  • Tshisekedi's first-term promises included combating corruption, rebuilding the economy, addressing inequalities, and addressing insecurity in the east, but critics suggest he fell short on these goals.