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Congo Kinshasa

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi

Date of Birth: 3 June 1963
Place of Birth: Kinshasa

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Kenya plays lead role in Congo intervention

Pledging more support for the 'Nairobi Peace Process' President William Ruto met with his counterpart Félix Tshisekedi on 21 November to underline Nairobi's economic and security interests in the success of the East African Community's intervention in easter Congo-Kinshasa...


Conflicted over conflict

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi accuses Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame of backing the M23 militia as a means of looting minerals in eastern Congo-K (AC Vol 63 No 14 Tshisekedi calls out Kagame on the M23 militia)...


Kampala pays war reparations to Kinshasa

Relations between the two countries have improved since Félix Tshisekedi took over the presidency in Congo-K in January 2019 launching the joint Operation Shujaa late last year against the Islamic State-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces rebels who have been blamed for thousands of killings in the Kivu provinces of eastern Congo-K and recent bomb attacks in Uganda...


Gaps in Glencore's guilty plea

But all of Glencore's business in Congo-K is centred on Gertler a friend of former President Joseph Kabila and now on good terms with President Félix Tshisekedi's administration...

Kenya sponsors risky anti-militia plan

New riftKinshasa's accusation against Kigali not only detracts from Nairobi's joint regional force initiative but opens a new breach between President Félix Tshisekedi and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame who deployed troops into eastern Congo-K with Kinshasa's permission in 2019...

The success or failure of the talks will be likely to impact on whether President Félix Tshisekedi's new demobilisation programme for armed groups will be taken seriously by donors whom the President is lobbying for funds...

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