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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Joseph Kabila KabangeJoseph Kabila Kabange

Date of Birth: 4 June 1971
Birth Place: Fizi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Political Party: People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy
Arrival in Power: 26 January 2001
Religion: Protestant
Profession: Military

Biography:


Joseph Kabila was born in Fizi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1971. He is the current President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He joined his father's rebellion in 1996 and commanded an army of child soldiers. He attended a military academy in China and was subsequently named Major-General by his father in 1998 and named Deputy Chief of Staff of the Land Forces. He was later promoted to Chief of Staff of the Land Forces in 2000. In 2001 his father Laurent-Desire Kabila was assassinated and Joseph succeeded him as president.


In 2003 he survived a coup attempt, the Democratic Republic of the Congo still has ongoing issues regarding rebel armies and factions, but the civil war as since ended. In 2006 a presidential election was held and Joseph Kabila won.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kabila

Updated on: December 14, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Adolphe MuzitoAdolphe Muzito

Date of Birth: 1957?
Birth Place: Gungu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Political Party: Unified Lumumbist Party
Arrival in Power: 10 October 2008
Religion: NA
Profession: Economist

Biography:


Adolphe Muzito was born in Gungu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1957. He is the current Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Before becoming prime minister he was Minister of the Budget, he is an economist by trade.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Muzito

Updated on: December 14, 2011