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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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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)...


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...


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