DR Congo Justice Minister briefly detained

The arrest highlights tensions within the ruling coalition between President Tshisekedi and allies of his predecessor.

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister Celestin Tunda has been released from custody just hours after his arrest in the capital, Kinshasa.

Tunda was questioned by prosecutors for several hours at the court of cassation after surrendering to police at his home on Saturday afternoon.

“He’s been released,” said Kinshasa’s police chief, Sylvano Kasongo.

Authorities did not immediately explain the reasons for the arrest of Tunda, who also holds the position of vice prime minister in President Felix


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