Kabila visiting the Pentagon in November 2003.
|President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
17 January 2001 – 25 January 2019
|Prime Minister||Antoine Gizenga|
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo (Acting)
Augustin Matata Ponyo
|Preceded by||Laurent-Désiré Kabila|
|Succeeded by||Félix Tshisekedi|
Joseph Kabila Kabange
4 June 1971
|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
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 in 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.
After widespread speculation surrounding his continued stay in office, it was feared Kabila would seek re-election for a third term in the 2018 election. But he announced in August 2018, that he will not stand.
References[change | change source]
- "CIA World Leaders, Democratic Republic of the Congo".
- Richard Miniter: Obama’s Secret Neo-Con Agenda, Forbes, July 1, 2014
- https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/drc-kabila-stand-election-spokesman-180808130105604.html | DR Congo's Kabila will not stand for re-election: spokesman
- https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-politics/congos-kabila-to-step-down-ahead-of-presidential-election-idUSKBN1KT1L4 | Congo's Kabila will not stand for election in December | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Joseph Kabila at Wikimedia Commons
- Joseph Kabila, The Untold Story
- Rape in the DRC
- BBC Country Profile
- Official website of the President of the DRC
- Joseph Kabila 2011 campaign site
- Democratic Republic of the Congo – Permanent Mission to the United Nations
- DR Congo presidential candidates face off in second round Jane's Intelligence Watch Report, 22 August 2006
- For Congo's Leader, Middling Reviews by Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times, April 4, 2009