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Vol 54 No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Congo-Kinshasa

The leaders in Lubumbashi

Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza, 75, Muluba from Katanga. Elected to Parliament in 1980, he opposed the late President Mobutu Sese Seko’s regime alongside Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, veteran leader of the Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (UDPS). In the 1990s, with the ex-minister Nguza Karl-i-Bond, he created his own party and the following year was named Governor of Katanga. There, he persecuted and expelled incomers from Kasaï. The late President Laurent Kabila made him an ambassador, then he formed the federalist Union nationale des fédéralistes du Congo (Unafec) and in 2006 became President of Katanga’s provincial assembly.

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