Joseph Kabila

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Joseph Kabila
Kabila visiting the Pentagon in November 2003.
President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 January 2001
Acting: 17 January 2001 – 26 January 2001
Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga
Adolphe Muzito
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo (Acting)
Augustin Matata Ponyo
Preceded by Laurent-Désiré Kabila
Personal details
Born Joseph Kabila Kabange
4 June 1971 (1971-06-04) (age 45)
Fizi, Congo-Léopoldville
Political party People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy
Spouse(s) Olive Lembe di Sita
Alma mater Makerere University
People's Liberation Army National Defense University
Religion Anglicanism

Joseph Kabila Kabange (known commonly as Joseph Kabila, born June 4, 1971) is a Congolese politician. He became President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2001. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. He was elected as President in 2006. In 2011, he was re-elected for a second term.[1]

Forbes writer Richard Miniter documented the wealth of Joseph Kabila, estimated at US $15 billion in offshore banks in the British Virgin Islands, accumulated in just over 13 years of power.[2]


References[change | change source]

  1. CIA World Leaders, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. Richard Miniter: Obama’s Secret Neo-Con Agenda, Forbes, July 1, 2014

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