General Christian Tshiwewe Songesha, the newly appointed Chief of Staff of the FARDC, officially took office on Thursday, October 13, 2022, replacing Army General Celestin Mbala Musense.
President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo presided over the ceremony of recognition of rank and transfer of command between these two senior army officers, at Camp Kokolo, in Kinshasa.
Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with the vision of the Head of State. “A strategic shake-up in view of the current situation, marked by the aggression of Rwanda, which operates under the cover of the M23 rebels in the eastern part of the country,
According to the daily, the new FARDC chief of staff will have to “put an end to the massacres of populations by rebel groups in the eastern provinces of the DRC. Another major challenge is the recovery of Bunagana, still under the occupation of the M23, which has been operating in collusion with Rwanda for more than a quarter. The Teke-Yaka conflict in the Grand Bandundu region,
The pursuit of reform is also a challenge in order to put in place new defense strategies and, above all, to clean out the stables within the FARDC.