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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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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...


Church claims sweeping opposition win

CENCO's announcement was a bombshell for President Joseph Kabila who in August succumbed to pressure to hold long-delayed elections and chose former interior minister Shadary to be the ruling party's presidential candidate...

The diplomats say Kigali supports President Joseph Kabila's plan to install Shadary because this may be the best way to maintain Rwanda's leverage over Congo-K's institutions and army and so control conflict on Rwanda's western border...

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The Twelve Fixes of Christmas

Expectations of electoral chaos fraud and intimidation lead many to conclude that Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary one of President Joseph Kabila's ultra-loyalists will be declared the winner after the voters of Congo-Kinshasa go to the polls two days before Christmas...

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Turning down the volume

With Nagy in place Washington is set to push a better coordinated response to President Joseph Kabila's ambiguous commitment to free elections in Congo-Kinshasa...


Kabila's two-front offensive

Many oppositionists believe that the nomination of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to stand in the presidential election in place of President Joseph Kabila means the continuation of the two-term head of state's rule in all but name...


Kabila names his dauphin

But on 8 August President Joseph Kabila approved his former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his chosen successor...


Backers and attackers

While ex-President Jacob Zuma was close to President Joseph Kabila President Cyril Ramaphosa though preoccupied with domestic political crises was cool towards Kabila staying in power and that could have been an important factor in his decision not to stay on...


Shaky start for Sahel force

Congo's President Joseph Kabila didn't attend the AU summit and has cancelled meetings with UN Secretary General António Guterres and US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley...


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)...


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