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Congo-Kinshasa

Joseph Kabila

Date of Birth: 4/12/1971
Place of Birth: Hewa Bora, South Kivu


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Making the miners sweat

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala Nzenze signed into law regulations which overhaul the regime governing the mining sector on 9 June, making real the worst fears of Glencore, Randgold Resources, China Molybdenum and other exploiters of Congo-Kinshasa's vast store of copper, cobalt, gold and other valuable minerals The mining code, passed by parliament in January and approved by President Joseph Kabila on 9 March, took the miners by surprise and tore up previous commitments the companies considered sacrosanct (AC Vol 59 No 4, Kabila squeezes the miners)...


Kabila's survival strategy

So is Joseph Kabila's reliance on Kinyarwanda-speaking FARDC troops as his Praetorian Guard...

Zuma's exit deepens Kabila's regional isolation Southern African support for President Joseph Kabila is beginning to wobble following the ousting of Jacob Zuma, a key ally of the Congolese President...

Munene has been under house arrest in Congo-Brazzaville for years after falling out with Joseph Kabila and escaping an armed attack on his own house in Kinshasa in 2010...


Kabila squeezes the miners

Western mining companies – led by Glencore and Randgold – are readying for battle with President Joseph Kabila over the government's plans to hike taxes and royalties on their operations...


The electoral mirage

Yet, as the months roll on, it will become ever more apparent that the vote won't happen and Joseph Kabila isn't going anywhere...


UN raid's complex causes

Long entrenched in eastern Congo-K, the ADF has become part of a proxy war between President Joseph Kabila and his Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and opposition politician Mbusa Nyamwisi, exiled in Tanzania, who has close links to Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (AC Vol 58 No 4, Leader's demise imperils deal & Vol 57 No 25, Killers crowd in)...


Slippage, not suffrage

The electoral commission (Commission électorale nationale indépendante – CENI) has finally published a calendar fixing polls for the presidency, the national and state parliaments, for 23 December 2018, signalling the end of President Joseph Kabila's 18 years in office...

They argued that the calendar 'unilaterally and abusively prolongs the mandate of Joseph Kabila', demanding his departure before next year and elections no later than 30 June 2018...


Kinshasa-on-the-Potomac

'Joseph Kabila and his servant Corneille Nangaa have declared war on the Congolese people,' said Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the Rassemblement de l'opposition congolaise...


Losing control in Kasaï

The violence has provided the perfect excuse for President Joseph Kabila to delay further the presidential and legislative elections...


Action plan to crack the Inga enigma

Some see the call by the Congo-Kinshasa's government for a joint Sino-Spanish plan to develop the much-delayed Inga hydropower project as a political trick to keep both China and the West happy while President Joseph Kabila finds a way to extend his grip on power...


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