DRC elects first female speaker of parliament.

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Lawmakers in the DRC have elected a woman as head of the national assembly for the first time in the country's history.

Jeanine Mabunda, from former President Joseph Kabila's Common Front for Congo (FCC) coalition, was elected after her main opponent was disqualified.

She also gathered support from President Felix Tshisekedi's ruling Coalition for Change (CACH) party. Despite opposition protests of political manoeuvring, Mabunda's appointment should be...

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