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Congo-Kinshasa

Joseph Kabila

Date of Birth: 4/12/1971
Place of Birth: Hewa Bora, South Kivu


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Kabila names his dauphin

But on 8 August President Joseph Kabila approved his former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his chosen successor...


Backers and attackers

While ex-President Jacob Zuma was close to President Joseph Kabila, President Cyril Ramaphosa, though preoccupied with domestic political crises, was cool towards Kabila staying in power, and that could have been an important factor in his decision not to stay on...


Shaky start for Sahel force

Congo's President Joseph Kabila didn't attend the AU summit and has cancelled meetings with UN Secretary General António Guterres and US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley...


Making the miners sweat

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala Nzenze signed into law regulations which overhaul the regime governing the mining sector on 9 June, making real the worst fears of Glencore, Randgold Resources, China Molybdenum and other exploiters of Congo-Kinshasa's vast store of copper, cobalt, gold and other valuable minerals The mining code, passed by parliament in January and approved by President Joseph Kabila on 9 March, took the miners by surprise and tore up previous commitments the companies considered sacrosanct (AC Vol 59 No 4, Kabila squeezes the miners)...


The Great Lakes gold rush

Now as then, rebel factions are in an arms race fuelled by mineral exports as they use violence to try to break the political impasse caused by President Joseph Kabila's failure to hold elections in 2016, and his apparent intention to stay in office for the foreseeable future...


Kabila's survival strategy

So is Joseph Kabila's reliance on Kinyarwanda-speaking FARDC troops as his Praetorian Guard...

Zuma's exit deepens Kabila's regional isolation Southern African support for President Joseph Kabila is beginning to wobble following the ousting of Jacob Zuma, a key ally of the Congolese President...

Munene has been under house arrest in Congo-Brazzaville for years after falling out with Joseph Kabila and escaping an armed attack on his own house in Kinshasa in 2010...


Kabila squeezes the miners

Western mining companies – led by Glencore and Randgold – are readying for battle with President Joseph Kabila over the government's plans to hike taxes and royalties on their operations...


The electoral mirage

Yet, as the months roll on, it will become ever more apparent that the vote won't happen and Joseph Kabila isn't going anywhere...


UN raid's complex causes

Long entrenched in eastern Congo-K, the ADF has become part of a proxy war between President Joseph Kabila and his Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and opposition politician Mbusa Nyamwisi, exiled in Tanzania, who has close links to Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (AC Vol 58 No 4, Leader's demise imperils deal & Vol 57 No 25, Killers crowd in)...


Slippage, not suffrage

The electoral commission (Commission électorale nationale indépendante – CENI) has finally published a calendar fixing polls for the presidency, the national and state parliaments, for 23 December 2018, signalling the end of President Joseph Kabila's 18 years in office...

They argued that the calendar 'unilaterally and abusively prolongs the mandate of Joseph Kabila', demanding his departure before next year and elections no later than 30 June 2018...


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