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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, is a country in Central Africa. By land area, the DRC is the second-largest country in Africa and the 11th-largest in the world.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 2,422 entities connected with Democratic Republic of the Congo. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Democratic Republic of the Congo. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,917 entities identified as PEPs connected with Democratic Republic of the Congo.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister5--
President1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Employment, Labor, and Social Security1--
Minister for Industry18-
Minister for Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education (EPST)1--
Minister for Relations With Parliament16-
Minister for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation1--
Minister for Vocational Training and Trades1--
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Communications and Media, Government Spokesperson1--
Minister of Culture, Arts, and Heritage1--
Minister of Digital1--
Minister of Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises1--
Minister of Finance163
Minister of Fisheries and Livestock1--
Minister of Foreign Trade16-
Minister of Gender, Family, and Children1--
Minister of Higher and University Education1--
Minister of Human Rights15-
Minister of Hydrocarbons16-
Minister of Land Affairs1--
Minister of Mines15-
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, and New Information and Communication Technologies (PTNTIC)1--
Minister of Public Health, Hygiene, and Prevention1--
Minister of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Actions, and National Solidarity1--
Minister of Sport and Recreation1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transport, Roads of Communication, and Opening Up1--
Minister of Water Resources and Electricity12-
Minister of Youth, Initiation to the New Citizenship, and National Cohesion1--
Minister to the President of the Republic1--
State Minister for Decentralization and Institutional Reforms1--
State Minister for Regional Cooperation1--
State Minister for Regional Planning1--
State Minister for Rural Development1--
State Minister for the Budget1--
State Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development1--
State Minister for the Portfolio1--
State Minister for Town Planning and Housing1--
State Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works1--
State Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--498
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to the Democratic Republic of the Congo-3-
ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Japan-2-
Ambassador to the US1--
embajador de España en la República Democrática del Congo-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of Kasaï oriental-11
Governor of Kwilu--1
Governor of Lomami-11
Governor of Mai-Ndombe-11
Governor of Maniema-11
Governor of Mongala-11
Governor of Sankuru-11
Governor of Sud-Ubangi--1
Governor of Équateur--1

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-902361
Member of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-1694
burgomaster-120
Minister of Economy-14-
Minister of Agriculture of Democratic Republic of the Congo-13-
Minister of Youth-13-
Minister of Civil Service-12-
Minister of Foreign Affairs-84
Minister of Interior-12-
Minister of Environment-11-
Minister of Planning-101
Minister of Social Affairs-101
Minister of Budget-10-
Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-10-
Minister of Higher Education-91
Minister of Labour-91
Minister of Lands-91
Minister of Rural Development-10-
Minister of Transport and Communications-10-
Deputy Minister of Budget-81
Deputy Minister of Finance-81
Minister of Culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-81
Minister of Energy-9-
Minister of Justice-9-
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications-81
President of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-81
Deputy Minister of Planning-8-
Minister of Defence-8-
Minister of Family-8-
Minister of Parastatals-71
Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises-8-
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-53
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs-7-
Deputy Minister of Interior-61
Deputy Minister of Justice-7-
Minister of Primary and Secondary Education-61
Minister of Scientific Research-7-
Minister of Urban Development-7-
Minister of Tourism of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-51
Minister without Portfolio-6-
Deputy Minister of Defence-5-
Deputy Minister of International Cooperation-5-
Deputy Minister of Transport-5-
Minister of Infrastructure-5-
Minister of Sports-5-
President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-41
Vice Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-32
Deputy Minister of Health-4-
Deputy Minister of Higher Education-4-
Deputy Minister of Labour-4-
Governor of Kasaï-Central-31
Minister of Communications-31
Minister of Fishing-31
Minister of Vocational Training-31
Deputy Minister of Congolese Abroad-3-
Deputy Minister of Education-3-
Deputy Minister of Mines-21
Deputy Minister of Posts and Telecommunications-3-
Governor of Nord-Ubangi-21
Governor of Tshopo-21
Minister of Decentralization-3-
Minister of Employment-3-
Minister of Information-3-
Minister of Public Works-3-
Deputy Minister of Agriculture-2-
Deputy Minister of Energy-2-
Deputy Minister of Environment-2-
Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade-2-
Deputy Minister of Hydrocarbons-2-
Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education-11
Deputy Minister of Urban Development-2-
Deputy Minister of Vocational Training-2-
First Lady of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-11
Governor of Bas-Uele-11
Governor of Haut-Lomami-11
Governor of Nord-Kivu-11
Governor of Tanganyika-11
Minister of Customary Affairs-2-
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs-2-
Minister of International Cooperation-2-
Minister of Physical Planning-2-
Minister of Regional Integration-2-
Minister of Solidarity and Humanitarian Affairs-2-
Minister of Spatial Planning-2-
Minister of Trade & Industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-2-
Minister of Women Affairs-2-
President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-11
Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-2-
Deputy Minister of Civil Service-1-
Deputy Minister of Commerce-1-
Deputy Minister of Human Rights-1-
Deputy Minister of Public Works-1-
Deputy Minister of Veterans-1-
Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Electricity-1-
Governor of Haut-Uele--1
Governor of Ituri--1
Governor of Kasaï--1
Governor of Kinshasa--1
Governor of Kwango--1
Governor of Lualaba-1-
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What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...