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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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Bank admits wrongdoing but hits out at data leak

After refusing to respond for years to accusations of grand corruption in its operations in Congo-Kinshasa central Africa's biggest bank has come as close as its lawyers would allow to admitting grand corruption in its Congo-Kinshasa operations during the presidency of Joseph Kabila (AC 19/11/21 Exposed – the cost of Kabila's state capture)...

6m from what PPLAAF has described as 'a shell company that directed bribes to people and companies linked to Joseph Kabila'...


Exposed – the cost of Kabila's state capture 

Using evidence from the biggest ever leak of financial documents in Africa an international investigative journalism consortium has tracked the main sources of the staggering wealth reckoned to run into billions of dollars of former President Joseph Kabila and his family...

Selemani is according to researcher Eric Kennes's 2003 Biographical Essay on Laurent-Désiré Kabila the adopted brother of Joseph Kabila...

Selemani and Joseph Kabila were brought up together in Tanzania by one of the wives of Adrien Kanambe a guerrilla comrade of Laurent-Désiré Kabila who led the forces that overthrew Mobutu and preceded Joseph Kabila as president (AC Vol 38 No 7 Kabila's long march)...

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The bank at the heart of the scandal

This has not only been the case in the Congo-Kinshasa – where former President Joseph Kabila's adopted brother was CEO and his sister was a 40% shareholder – but it's evident in Congo-B where intelligence chief Jean-Dominique Okemba is chairman...

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Cover-up in UN murders

Etienne Tshisekedi died in February 2017 and President Joseph Kabila whose five-year presidential mandate had expired in 2016 sought to exploit his death to weaken the UDPS and Kasaïan opposition in general (AC Vol 58 No 4 Leader's demise imperils deal)...

Beya took charge of the DGM when Joseph Kabila became president in 2001...


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)...


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