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Congo Kinshasa

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi

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


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Kasaï peace at risk

Thousands of Kamuina Nsapu combatants declared a ceasefire following the election of Félix Tshisekedi a fellow Luba-speaker from Kasaï as President...


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...


Missing you already

Six heads of state attended including Rwandan President Paul Kagame Angolan President João Lourenço and Congo-Brazzaville President Denis Sassou Nguesso which was five more than attended the inauguration of Tshisekedi's son Félix Tshisekedi as President in January...

Intriguingly Sassou was the only one among them invited back afterwards to Félix Tshisekedi's private residence in N'Sele outside the capital for a much smaller ceremony for his father's burial on the evening of 1 June...


Enemies without, and within

Congolese securocrats say the move is blessed by Congo-K's president Félix Tshisekedi who discussed the neutralisation of armed groups in Congo-K at meetings in Kinshasa with presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Angola's João Lourenço on 31 May...


A shake-up takes shape

Blocked from entering the country and barred from running in the December elections Katumbi was a major backer-in-exile of Martin Fayulu the clear winner of the polls according to reports in the Financial Times and Africa Confidential which said the Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) altered the result and declared Félix Tshisekedi President (AC Vol 60 No 2 Data leak exposes plot to steal presidential vote)...

The clip was released barely two weeks after President Félix Tshisekedi announced to the Atlantic Council in Washington that he was seeking a strategic partnership with Washington to defeat terrorism in eastern Congo...


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...


Contradictions in the contracts

Martin Kabwelulu Labilo Congo-Kinshasa's long-serving Minister of Mines declined to attend this year's Indaba preferring to remain in Kinshasa where there is much political manoeuvring for positions in the government of new President Félix Tshisekedi...


A day of portents

One of them was the sight of young militants of the Félix Tshisekedi's Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (UDPS) roaming the streets of Kinshasa before the presidential swearing-in – alongside their former foes the police – with both with eyes peeled and fists clenched in case they spotted supporters of Martin Fayulu who was the real victor in the presidential election according to both the Catholic Church and leaked data from the electoral commission (AC Vol 60 No 2 Data leak exposes plot to steal presidential vote)...


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...

Félix Tshisekedi who inherited the mantle of the UDPS when his father Etienne Tshisekedi died in 2017 will make a pliant president says insiders...

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