Congo's Kabila names new government in bid to broaden political base

December 8, 2014 1:47 AM

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Congo's Kabila names new government in bid to broaden political base

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila announced the formation of a new government on Sunday in a shake-up apparently aimed at broadening his political base ahead of a possible constitutional showdown.

The vast central African country has secured some democratic gains in the last decade after more than 30 years of autocratic rule, but it is weighed down by civil conflict centered on its eastern borders.

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