Congo's Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala prime minister

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Posted: Apr 07, 2017 3:25 PM

DAKAR (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila named a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister on Friday, a move likely to further divide Kabila's opponents after talks to negotiate his exit from power broke down last week.

A statement from the presidency named Bruno Tshibala the prime minister of a new transitional government meant to organize a presidential election by the end of this year following Kabila's refusal to step down when his mandate expired in December.

(Reporting By Aaron Ross; Editing by Tim Cocks and Angus MacSwan)