Joseph Kabila Kabange is a Congolese politician who served as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between January 2001 and January 2019. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. He was elected as President in 2006 and re-elected in 2011 for a second term. Since stepping down after the 2018 election, Kabila, as a former president, will be a senator for life, according to the Constitution of the DRC. Kabila's term was due to expire on 20 December 2016, according to the terms of the constitution adopted in 2006. Officials suggested that elections would be held in November 2016, but on 29 September 2016, the nation's electoral authority announced that the election would not be held until early 2018. Talk focused on the need for a census before holding elections. In August 2018, Kabila announced that he would step down and not seek reelection in the December 2018 general election.
|Born:||Joseph Kabila Kabange, June 4, 1971, Fizi, Congo-Léopoldville|
|Political party:||People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy|
|Alma mater:||Makerere University, People's Liberation Army National Defense University|
|Vice President:||Azarias Ruberwa, Arthur Z'ahidi Ngoma, Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi, Jean-Pierre Bemba|
|Preceded by:||Laurent-Désiré Kabila|
|Succeeded by:||Félix Tshisekedi|
About Joseph Kabila
Congolese politician who became the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001. He has tirelessly worked to end the civil war in his country.
He attended Makerere University in Uganda, and became a member of the army of kadogos.
He was Deputy of Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1998.
He married Olive Lembe di Sita in 2006, and they had a daughter born in 2001 named Sifa.
Like him, Jean-Pierre Bemba is a well known 21st century Congolese politician.
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