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Congo Kinshasa

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi

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


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More trickle-down please

The coalition of the Cap pour le changement (CACH) alliance led by President Félix Tshisekedi and ex-President Joseph Kabila's Front commun pour le Congo (FCC) is unhappy and unharmonious...


Pouring cold water on the mega dam

Félix Tshisekedi's arrival in the presidential palace has brought new complications to Inga III the gargantuan planned hydroelectric dam on the Congo River but may yet give the long-delayed project a refreshed sense of direction...

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Of puppets and godfathers

'I am not a puppet' President Félix Tshisekedi keeps insisting most recently to the Belgian government and the Congolese diaspora in Brussels during a recent state visit to the former colonial power...


The China price

President Félix Tshisekedi would be most damaged by the job losses and the loss of tax revenues from a two-year stoppage although many of his supporters wanted him to take a harder line with the mining companies and their political allies...

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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...


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