Money well spent

MBUJI MAYI - The cheering crowds in Congo's diamond city of Mbuji Mayi gave Moise Katumbi a distinctly warmer welcome than the stone-throwing that greeted his electoral ally, President Joseph Kabila, a few months ago.

MBUJI MAYI - The cheering crowds in Congo's diamond city of Mbuji Mayi gave Moise Katumbi a distinctly warmer welcome than the stone-throwing that greeted his electoral ally, President Joseph Kabila, a few months ago.

But then Katumbi, who is contesting provincial elections being held alongside presidential polls on Sunday, came bearing gifts - 1500 mattresses and a load of sheets for the local hospital.

In the run-up to the war-devastated country's historic vote, money has been talking louder than words. - Reuters

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