DRC / Zambia / Respective review of mining contracts: F. Tshisekedi and Hakainde Hichilema, two “Game-changers” for investors in the sector

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia are two border countries which are going through a similar economic situation in connection with their mineral wealth, most of which has been ceded to Chinese companies. Felix Tshisekedi for the DRC, three years after coming to power, ordered since last July the re-visitation of mining contracts, most of which were signed with Chinese companies. Likewise for his newly elected Zambian counterpart, Hakainde Hichilema, who just declared on Friday, September 10, that his new government would implement policies to reduce the budget deficit,…

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Mr. KIBEKA MUSONDA, survivor of the “killings” of Kilwa, requests the personal implication of F. Tshisekedi to obtain compensation according to the 2017 AU decision”(Interview)

Mr. KIBEKA MUSONDA Urbain, 80, married to Mrs. KAZEMBE Anastasie, residing in Lubumbashi, answered questions from Congovirtuel  editorial staff  about “war crime” committed in Kilwa in October 2004. Noting that in 2017, the African Commission decided that the DRC had violated the African Charter in relation to the massacre, in 2004, of more than 70 people by Congolese army soldiers in the town of Kilwa. It is expected to award $ 4.36 million in damages to eight victims and their families, which is the highest compensation ever awarded by the…

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Renovation of roads connecting the DRC and Uganda: Tshisekedi –Museveni, a meeting with strong economic and security issues

Congolese and Ugandan Presidents Félix Tshisekedi and Yoweri Museveni met on Wednesday (June 16) at the border between the DRC and Uganda. The two heads of state presided over the launch of construction works for the modernization of the Mpondwe-Kasindi-Beni, Beni-Butembo and Bunangana-Rutshuru-Goma roads. This is a road of great economic importance especially in terms of trade for Kampala and Kinshasa. The project to pave the way for the DRC to East Africa and the Indian Ocean saw a boost in May 2021 with the signing of political and technical…

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DRC: The Senate office is full: Mundela replaces Badibanga

No more vacancies. The final office of the Upper House of the Parliament of the DRC is now full with its 7 elected members. The vacant post of 1st Vice-President held by resigning Udps Samy Badibanga has been filled. And unsurprisingly, another Udps, Eddy Mundela Kanku, the sole candidate in this election, is replacing him. No surprise in the Senate. The election held on Saturday, June 12 in plenary at the International Conference Hall of the People’s Palace, consecrated the victory of the sole candidate, the Udps Eddy Mundela Kanku.…

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Biography of Noel K Tshiani Muadiamvita

Noel K Tshiani Muadiamvita (known as Noel K. Tshiani M.) was born on December 25, 1957 in Ngandajika, in the eastern province of Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He served at the World Bank as Country Director and as Head of Mission for Private Sector and Financial Development. Dr. Tshiani has worked successfully to restructure and transform distressed economies in West Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. For example, his work in Cape Verde Islands helped to increase the gross domestic product per capita in twenty years from…

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F. Tshisekedi at the head of the AU: can the DRC play its leadership role in peace and security in Africa? (Tribune by Simabatu Mayele Sims Nono)

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During the opening ceremony of the 34th session of the Conference of Heads of State of the African Union on February 6, 2021, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo His Excellency Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo officially received hands of the outgoing president of the AU commission Moussa Faki Mahamat the flag and the hammer, symbol of the power in exercise of the African Union 2021. This transfer of power marks a decisive turning point for the DRC of which the power of the president of the republic is…

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Merger between Equity Bank and BCDC: the Head of State informed

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Received in audience Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Palais de la Nation, by the President of the Republic Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, Mr. James Mwange, Managing Director of Equity Bank, went to inform of the merger of his Bank with the Commercial Bank of Congo (BCDC), which will become effective by the end of the current year. It was after being received by the Head of State that the Managing Director of Equity Bank, Mr. James Mwange, declared to the press that “the general meetings of the two banks have…

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Biography Professor Docteur Désiré Cashmir Eberand Kolongele , Life, studies, nationality

Congolese nationality, Désiré CASHMIR EBERANDE KOLONGELE is a discreet man and often in the shadows, is concerned with his noble mission as direct collaborator of the Head of State. Those who have known man know how humble he is. A hard worker, Désiré EBERANDE KOLONGELE does nothing at random, he is methodical and very pragmatic in his actions and has its origins in the great Bandundu. Anxious to bring its stone to the building of the Congolese Nation, it is working to bring satisfaction to the President of the Republic.…

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Biography Vital Kamerhe lwa Kanyiginyi Nkingi, Life, studies, nationality

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Vital Kamerhe Lwa Kanyiginyi Nkingi, born March 4, 1959 in Bukavu, is an economist and politician from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was notably president of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Former general secretary of the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), he became campaign director for President Joseph Kabila during the 2006 elections, before falling into disgrace in 2009. In December 2010, Vital Kamerhe launched his own party political, the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) and is a candidate in the…

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