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Bruno Tshibala

Bruno Tshibala

Bruno Tshibala Nzenze
 
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 April 2017
President Joseph Kabila
Preceded by Samy Badibanga
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Political party Union for Democracy and Social Progress

Bruno Tshibala Nzenze (born 1955) is a Congolese politician who has been Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since April 2017.[1]

Political career

He began his political career while still a student in April 1980 at the age of 25 when he joined a leftist political party in Zaire during the rule of Mobutu Sese Seko.[2]

On 7 April 2017, President Joseph Kabila appointed him as Prime Minister during a nationwide televised address.

Arrest

On 9 October 2016, he was arrested at Kinshasa International Airport when he was about to board a plane to Brussels and was held at Makala Central Prison (fr). The Attorney General accused him of organizing demonstrations on 19 and 20 September 2016 in Kinshasa. He was later granted a provisional release on 29 November 2016.[3]

 
Political offices
Preceded by
Samy Badibanga
Prime Minister of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo

2017–present
Incumbent

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