DR Congo’s nationality draft law seen as targeting Moïse Katumbi

Published: 1/Oct/2023
Source: The East African


A draft law meant to tighten rules on election candidacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being seen as a tool to ring-fence President Felix Tshisekedi’s second term ahead of scheduled elections in December.

The proposed law is among several pieces of legislation up for debate in the September session of the Congolese parliament, which often also discusses budgetary rules this time of the year.

The parliament is set to discuss the draft dubbed the “Tshiani Law”, after its author Noël Tshiani, a 65-year-old economist, who worked at the World Bank and ran for president in 2018.

One of the provisions of the Bill is that only Congolese born of a Congolese father and mother may be appointed to positions of sovereignty or as state officers, including president, prime minister, in the courts and tribunals, the ministries of finance, defence and security.

Read further: https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/news/east-africa/drc-s-nationality-draft-law-seen-as-targeting-katumbi-4385478

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Democratic Republic of Congo
Year: 2023