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Africa Table: Is Congo Independent? Assessing the last 50 Years

Ms. Justine M’Poyo Kasa-Vubu
October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall

Lunch will be served.

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series. 

Is Congo Independent? Assessing the last 50 Years

Ms. Justine M’Poyo Kasa-Vubu, Founder and President of the Movement of Democrats party, President of Congolese Diaspora(expatriates

 Ms. Kasa-Vubu is the former Minister of Public Services, Ambassador, member of UDPS party and a 2006 presidential candidate. She received a degree in Social Sciences from the Catholic University in Louvain (Université Catholique de Louvain), Belgium. She briefly worked for United Nations Commission for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland.In 1990, Ms. Kasa-Vubu joined the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) and became its representative to the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)  from 1992 to 1995. In 1997 Ms. Kasa-Vubu became Minister of Public Services (Fonction Publique) and Ambassador to Benelux countries until she resigned in 1998 and went into exile. After that, she founded the Movement of Democrats (Mouvements des Democrats) political party. 

Ms. Kasa-Vubu is also the daughter of Jose Kasa-Vubu the first president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC). For more on Ms. Kasa-Vubu, reference to her official resume written in French  to  click here 
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