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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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Tshisekedi tries his luck

President Félix Tshisekedi's decision to reappoint Albert Yuma Mulimbi – one of ex-President Joseph Kabila's closest allies – as head of Congo-Kinshasa's largest state-owned mining company has raised eyebrows as well as hackles...

For many Yuma's continuation as the president of the Gécamines board after nine controversial years is proof of the enduring influence of Joseph Kabila who was succeeded by former opposition leader Tshisekedi in January...


Missing you already

No-showsAmong the main no-shows at the funeral was former President Joseph Kabila who sent his brother Zoé Kabila the new governor of Tanganyika province to represent the family...


A shake-up takes shape

The return to Congo-Kinshasa after three years in exile of Moïse Katumbi the former Governor of Katanga is set to shake up national politics even as ex-President Joseph Kabila retains a vice-like grip on state institutions and the military...

The area around Beni and Butembo a bastion of sentiment against ex-President Joseph Kabila and stronghold of Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi and his fellow ethnic Nandes is also subject to claims that Islamic State has taken root there amid the constellation of armed groups (AC Vol 60 No 3 A day of portents)...


Little cash, no credit

Mining industry investors are increasingly nervous about Zambia and the growing popularity of resource-nationalist motivated tax grabs such as the one ex-President Joseph Kabila imposed on miners in Congo-Kinshasa and the demand for $190 billion in back-taxes from Acacia Mining initially made by Tanzania's President John Magufuli (AC Vol 58 No 15 Magufuli's law)...


Kabila corners Tshisekedi

Elections to fill the 108 seats of Congo-Kinshasa's senate have delivered Joseph Kabila's political coalition a decisive majority in the upper house and handed him the power to impeach his newly installed successor Félix Tshisekedi if he chooses...


A day of portents

Another was when during the ceremony Joseph Kabila took off a sash of presidential office and tried with some difficulty to fit it over his successor's considerable girth a gesture meant to symbolise the handover of power...


Africa in 2019: The youngest continent fights back

That is the background to the disputed elections in Congo-Kinshasa whose official results could allow outgoing President Joseph Kabila and allies to rule by proxy and maintain a wrestler's grip on the biggest reserves of cobalt an essential component for electric cars in the world...

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Data leak exposes plot to steal presidential vote

The leaked data starkly contradicts the official results announced on 10 January which purport to show that another opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi who is thought to have agreed a political fix with outgoing President Joseph Kabila had beaten Fayulu by about 650 000 votes...

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Church claims sweeping opposition win

CENCO's announcement was a bombshell for President Joseph Kabila who in August succumbed to pressure to hold long-delayed elections and chose former interior minister Shadary to be the ruling party's presidential candidate...

The diplomats say Kigali supports President Joseph Kabila's plan to install Shadary because this may be the best way to maintain Rwanda's leverage over Congo-K's institutions and army and so control conflict on Rwanda's western border...

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