About President

His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo,
President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Assumed his position on January 24, 2019.
  • Leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, the oldest and largest party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • In February 2021, he was elected President of the African Union for a one-year term.

About the Country

With the population of 96 million people (2019) and an area of 2.345.000 km2 the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated Francophone country, second by its area in Africa, and 11th in the world. It is situated right in the center of the African Continent. The Capital and the largest city is Kinshasa situated along the Congo and has 15 million inhabitants (2021).

DRC exits to the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Congo River. The huge river Congo marks its 4.640 km long flow from the southern province Katanga to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the deepest river in the world, second by its length (only to the Nile), and the central line of the Congolese economy. 

250 different ethnical groups live in the country. The most numerous once are the Kongo, Luba, and Mongo. The verity of 700 local languages is solved by the use of the official French language. 

It is known that certain parts of DR Congo represent a real underground treasury by the abundance of different metal and mineral ores deposits.

DR Congo supports and controls seven national parks, three of which were classified by the UNESCO as “Places of the World Heritage” due to their exceptional beauty.

A safari in this beautiful country provides tourists with a chance to uncover the legendary hospitality of Congolese people. Worldly appreciated artifacts created in small home-ateliers, and especially incomparable natural beauties, make unforgettable memories for the visitors and fans of rare, original and true beauty.    



Significant announcements:

Press conference

President Félix Tshisekedi takes the helm of the African Union

Press conference

11th May 2021

Press conference during the official visit of the Congolese President to the Republic of Serbia (October 2019)

President Félix Tshisekedi takes the helm of the African Union

11th May 2021

The Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) have elected H.E. Felix- Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the new Chairperson of the African Union for the year 2021. The event took place on 6 February 2021 during the Thirty-Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, holding virtually in Addis-Abeba.

 “It is a unique privilege for the DRC which accedes to the presidency of the AU at a symbolic and highly significant moment when we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of a worthy son of Congo and Africa, Patrice- Emery Lumumba”, declared the President in a speech for the occasion.

The official theme for the year 2021 is “Arts, culture and heritage: levers to build the Africa we want”.