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Congo Kinshasa

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi

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


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Leader's demise imperils deal

It is unclear what overall impact these machinations will have on the UDPS leadership succession but speculation is rife that Félix Tshisekedi the presumed political heir to his father's network is quickly losing support from hardliners who think he was too soft on the negotiations that culminated on 31 December...


The Kinshasa shell game

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi son of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba the octogenarian leader of the opposition Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (UDPS) appears to have got the better of President Joseph Kabila just as his father did in 1991 to the late President Mobutu Sese Seko...

Félix Tshisekedi announced that he was instead returning to Belgium for Christmas and would be back 'some time in the New Year'...


Talking longer term

The dialogue was initiated with Félix Tshisekedi the son of the President's long-time rival Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba whose Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (UDPS) claimed victory at the 2011 presidential election which was marred by fraud and won by Kabila (AC Vol 55 No 13 Kabila defiant on third term)...

According to Kabila's spokesman Lambert Mendé Omalanga Félix Tshisekedi proposed the dialogue but critics suggest that the switch in tactics is more about pressure and inducements from the presidency than a real change of heart in the UDPS...

Kabila's delaying tactics have not yet been accepted beyond Félix Tshisekedi and his allies...


Kabila defiant on third term

His father's sonAnother protestor is Félix Tshisekedi – son of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba the 82-year-old veteran leader of the Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social – who is in charge of UDPS external relations...

That is why Felix Tshisekedi announced in Brussels on 13 June that he intends to return to Kinshasa in July to drive out the 'impostor' Kabila...


Holes in Kabila’s big tent

In June the National Assembly unseated a Christian Democrat member of parliament Eugène Diomi Ndongala Nzomambu and four others including Félix Tshisekedi...


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