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Congo-Kinshasa

Joseph Kabila

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


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Glencore signals new virtue

The most well-known of these middlemen is Dan Gertler the businessman who became former President Joseph Kabila's go-to man for oil and mining deals...


Court documents show Gertler at centre of $360m cash laundry

Gertler has long been accused of paying bribes to ex-President Joseph Kabila and other Congolese politicians to secure cut-price mining rights but the amounts disclosed in a recent Swiss court case far exceed previous estimates...

Thanks to his closeness to former President Joseph Kabila he became a gatekeeper to Congo-K's copper and cobalt mines its most important source of national wealth...


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Grand corruption probes could cause economic and political fall-out

Reports emerging from parallel investigations in Britain Switzerland and the United States point to the operation of an elite network which has laundered cash and paid over US$360 million in bribes to senior figures in ex-President Joseph Kabila's government...

Earlier this year President Félix Tshisekedi wrested control of parliament and the security services from his predecessor Joseph Kabila (AC Vol 62 No 3 Félix tips the scales)...

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Gertler's billions

President Félix Tshisekedi who is fighting for power with ex-President Joseph Kabila strikes an ambiguous attitude towards Gertler a key ally of the former president (AC Vol 62 No 3 Félix tips the scales)...


Coalition’s sky-high ambitions

Its four vice-prime ministers each from a different faction of the ruling coalition have different political godfathers to serve including the President's main rival his predecessor Joseph Kabila (AC Vol 62 No 3 Félix tips the scales)...

Four of them hold vice-prime minister positions: President Félix Tshisekedi's Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social (UDPS); the Ensemble party of Moïse Katumbi governor of the mining hub of Katanga for eight years; ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC); and former President Joseph Kabila's Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Démocratie (PPRD)...


Bank officials 'expose money-laundering network'

These concerns are being raised as President Félix Tshisekedi appears to have wrested control of the National Assembly in Kinshasa away from his predecessor Joseph Kabila a close business ally of Gertler's (AC Vol 62 No 3 Félix tips the scales)...

Congo Aconde was set up in 2018 and built monuments in Congo-Kinshasa including one of former President Laurent Kabila (Joseph Kabila's father)...

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The money-sharing puzzle

The SDR windfall coupled with decade-high copper prices will strengthen President Félix Tshisekedi's hand as he breaks away from a partnership with predecessor Joseph Kabila though there is no guarantee that ordinary Congolese will benefit from the cash injection...


Félix tips the scales

The last person to hold the post Jeannine Mabunda a staunch ally of former President Joseph Kabila was voted out by the MPs in December...


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Another win for President Tshisekedi as parliament censures Prime Minister Sylvestre Illunga and clearing the way for a new government

The government of Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga a close ally of former president Joseph Kabila has fallen after the National Assembly in Kinshasa passed a censure motion against him...

Tshisekedi hopes his Union Sacrée coalition will replace former President Joseph Kabila's Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC) as the dominant force in parliament...

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