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Augustin Katumba Mwanke

Date of Birth: 5 October 1963
Place of Birth: Pweto, Katanga
Died: 12. Februar 2012


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An awkward tango for Gertler and Glencore

The detailed judgement included specific alleged payments from Gertler directly to two Congolese officials easily identifiable as Kabila and his aide Katumba Mwanke totalling at least $10...


Ivanhoe rides into the elections

Ekanga's role in the President's inner circle has grown since the death in a 2012 aeroplane crash of his mentor, Augustin Katumba Mwanke, Kabila's top advisor and architect of some of the country's biggest mining and political deals (AC Vol 53 No 4, The trouble after Katumba)...

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Gertler’s assets multiply

President Joseph Kabila’s financial and political advisor, the late Augustin Katumba Mwanke, played a direct role in actions against First Quantum and worked closely on many of the other deals with Gertler (AC Vol 53 No 4, The trouble after Katumba)...


Kabila looks into the abyss

This is his first major crisis since the death of his political and business advisor Augustin Katumba Mwanke (AC Vol 53 No 11, A government of few talents)...


A government of few talents

He has now recovered from the injuries he sustained in February’s air-crash in Bukavu that killed President Joseph Kabila Kabange’s key advisor and treasurer, Augustin Katumba Mwanke (AC Vol 53 No 4, The trouble after Katumba)...

The spirit of Katumba Mwanke lives on through his cousin Wivine Mumba Matipa (Justice and Human Rights)...


The trouble after Katumba

At the funeral wake on 13 February in Kinshasa for Augustin Katumba Mwanke were two men whose careers had critically depended on him: President Joseph Kabila Kabange and mining magnate Dan Gertler...


Mixed minerals

But most of the Katanga miners in the Fédération des Entreprises du Congo did nothing, including Anvil Mining, which extracts copper and silver at Dikulushi, and one of whose veterans is President Joseph Kabila’s close advisor, Augustin Katumba Mwanke...


Ottawa confronts Africa at the G-20 summit

Many suspect the long arm of Augustin Katumba Mwanke, an advisor to President Joseph Kabila and a minister during his father Laurent-Désiré’s presidency, who is known to be close to the Gécamines President (AC Vol 48 No 11, Dollars and mines)...


A disastrous half-century

The Republican Guard is largely Katangese and prominent Katangans include Numbi, Central Bank Governor Honoré Mulangu Pongola, Attorney General Kabange and Augustin Katumba Mwanke, known as the power behind the throne and skilled in getting big business deals signed off...

More likely, their real target was not Muzito but Katumba Mwanke, who maintains such elite access to the President that other politicians have grown increasingly frustrated...


The men who run the profitable show

* Augustin Katumba Mwanke hides from the public gaze but presides over most big business deals...

* Dan Gertler, an Israeli magnate with mining, petrol and banking interests throughout the country, who works closely with Katumba Mwanke on commercial projects...


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