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Kabila sworn in for new presidential term in DR Congo

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Kabila sworn in for new presidential term in DR Congo

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Joseph Kabila has been sworn in for a new term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The ceremony comes after elections marred by deadly clashes and claims of fraud.

The president of Zimbabwe appeared to be the only head of state who attended. But there were foreign ministers and ambassadors.

Kabila is promising to improve conditions for businesses and to rebuild infrastructure ruined by decades of conflict.

But election rival Etienne Tshisekedi has rejected the results and declared himself president.

Some reports say he is planning to hold his own swearing-in this week, raising fears of further violence.