DRC’s president appoints IMF official as first female governor

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Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi has become the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first-ever female central bank governor.

Kabedi-Mbuyi has had a long career with the International Monetary Fund and was appointed to replace Deogratias Mutombo by the DRC’s president Félix Tshisekedi. Her new role will include working closely with the IMF, which agreed a $1.5 billion financing package for the DRC in May.

The IMF aid is due to be disbursed in a series of tranches over the next three years. The deal placed

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