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Congo Kinshasa

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi

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


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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...

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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...


Tshisekedi helps Gertler in fight with US

In a dramatic about-turn President Félix Tshisekedi is offering to help one of his predecessor's closest business allies currently under United States sanctions for obtaining assets in Congo-Kinshasa via grand corruption...


President Tshisekedi cuts a deal with Dan Gertler

Reacting to the 24 February settlement between Gertler and Congo-K Congo n'est pas à vendre demanded that the agreement be published and pointed out that it was 'negotiated with total secrecy at the level of the presidency …We want to be reassured that the new regime [of President Félix Tshisekedi] does not perpetuate the cycle of corruption of his predecessors...


Spymaster's arrest heralds purge

Three weeks after President Félix Tshisekedi ordered the arrest of his senior security advisor François Beya for plotting a coup a shroud of silence still surrounds the affair...


Border reopening points to diplomatic thaw

Kagame has said that neither Museveni nor Congo-K's President Félix Tshisekedi consulted him before Ugandan troops re-entered Ituri and Kivu-Nord provinces last year ostensibly to attack ADF units there...


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