Etienne Tshisekedi (C), an opposition leader in D.R.Congo, is surrounded by journalists as he arrives in Kinshasa, on July 27, 2016. / AFP / Eduardo Soteras
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Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the Congolese capital Kinshasa Wednesday to welcome home opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi after a nearly two-year stay overseas for medical treatment.Kabila's opponents hope that Tshisekedi's return can rally people to the streets after opposition protests over the last year failed to attract large turnouts.Tshisekedi, who formed Congo's first organised opposition platform, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), under longtime autocrat Mobutu Sese Seko in 1982, was runner-up in Kabila's 2011 re-election, a vote observers said was marred by massive fraud.Though other opposition leaders have gained prominence during Tshisekedi's time abroad, he remains by far the most popular opposition figure despite concerns over his health.
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