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DR Congo opposition politician confirms presidential run

Moise Katumbi Chapwe, governor of the Katanga province, visits the Katanga Business Meeting expo in Lubumbashi on May 28, 2015A former regional governor, Moise Katumbi, on Wednesday accepted an opposition coalition’s nomination as its candidate to run against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila in elections due before the end of the year. Democratic Republic of Congo authorities are under pressure from the international community to hold the polls as planned in November before Kabila’s second — and constitutionally last — mandate ends. Popular and charismatic, the 51-year-old wealthy businessman is also head of the prestigious Tout-Puissant Mazembe football club, three-time winner of the African Champions League.

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