After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
Everything starts and ends with leadership.
The independent strategic review, now before the Security Council, recognises many of the challenges ahead. But it appears overly sanguine about what can be achieved within a three-year period.
The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Felix Tshisekedi must come out from under former premier Joseph Kabila's thumb.
There is an urgent need to improve the training of both the army and police in the DRC.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
The DRC's Constitutional Court has upheld Felix Tshisekedi's presidential election win.
Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
Felix Tshisekedi may have clinched DRC's presidency but the road ahead won't be a smooth one.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.