DRC's New President Expected in Zambia Today

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi is expected in Zambia today for an official visit.

The DRC leader will spend two days in Zambia in which he will officiate at this year’s Zambia International Trade Fair in Ndola this Friday.

According to the official programme released to ZNBC news by cabinet office, The DRC President will arrive in the country with his wife in the morning and will later lay wreaths at the Presidential burial site in the afternoon.

President Tshisekedi will then hold talks at State House with President Edgar Lungu and later pay courtesy call on First President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda.

In the evening, President Lungu will host a state banquet for the visiting head of state.

President Tshisekedi is expected to leave for the Copperbet on Friday where he will officially open the Zambian International Trade Fair in Ndola.

Tshisekedi’s visit is timed, as the DRC’s ebola crisis has been named ‘the most complex health crisis in history’, as the country struggles to contain the disease. Political, security and cultural complications – not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists – have thwarted efforts to overcome DRC’s deadly outbreak

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