Tag Archives: Joseph Kabila

Inspired by Angola’s dos Santos, Kabila handpicked an unknown party loyalist as successor. Apparently, he couldn’t be more wrong. Angola’s and DRC’s succession crises In February 2017, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president since 1979, announced that he will step down and not run in August 2017 elections. He also handpicked a loyal hardliner as… Continue reading

Everywhere we look around the globe, we sometimes spot a country that is filled with paradoxes – but none come closer to this situation than the Democratic Republic of Congo, located in Central Africa. The second largest country in Africa (and largest in Sub-Saharan Africa), with a population of over 78 million people, Congo might… Continue reading

Just a few days before the US presidential elections, four Congress members urged US President to “expand the scope of sanctions” and initiate “additional judicial investigations into kleptocratic activity by top DRC officials”. The Congressional letter to president Obama is bipartisan, being supported alike by Democrats and Republicans. Two Republican lawmakers signed the letter: Ed… Continue reading

US government sanctions will be expanded to include Joseph Kabila’s family and other senior government, security, and intelligence officials in the DRC. The list of sanctions targets includes Kalev Mutond, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, Emmanuel Andrupiako, Albert Yuma Mulimbi, Moïse Ekanga, Zoé Kabila and Jaynet Kabila. Kabila’s powerful allies in business are also in the firing… Continue reading

If you are one of Joseph Kabila’s associates, you are going to lose your money. The US Government message is unequivocal. Imposing sanctions on two members of Kabila’s inner circle is a decision with immediate effect. They have been added to the OFAC’s black list and OFAC is one of the most powerful US government… Continue reading

President Joseph Kabila has broken his country’s Constitution: there won’t be presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. A corrupt and incapable president refuses to cede power. With the people set against him and an unambiguous two-term limit in the Constitution, Kabila clings to power using violence and repression.   A corrupt,… Continue reading