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Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary (born 29 November 1960[1]) is a politician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who was a presidential candidate in the December 2018 presidential elections in the country.[2] He was selected following consultations within the ruling People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) political party and the Common Front for Congo (FCC), political coalition. Shadary is the permanent secretary of the PPRD, and has previously served as the country's Interior Minister.[2]

Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of the Interior and Security
In office
19 December 2016 – 26 February 2018
PresidentJoseph Kabila
Prime MinisterSamy Badibanga
Bruno Tshibala
Preceded byÉvariste Boshab
Succeeded byHenri Mova Sakanyi
Personal details
Born (1960-11-29) 29 November 1960 (age 58)
Kasongo, Maniema Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
CitizenshipDemocratic Republic of the Congo
ResidenceKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Alma materUniversity of Lubumbashi
University of Kinshasa
Known for2018 presidential candidate

He has also served as the governor of the Maniema Province and is a member of the current Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3]


Sanctions for violent repression as ministerEdit

As Vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Security, he has been responsible for the police and security services and for coordinating the work of the provincial governors since taking office on 20 December 2016. In this capacity, the European Union, which placed him on a sanctions list on 29 May 2017, considers him responsible for the recent arrests of activists and opposition members and for the disproportionate use of force since his appointment, such as the violent action against members of the New Religious Movement Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) founded in 1969 in Kongo Central, the repression in Kinshasa in January and February 2017 and the disproportionate use of force and the violent repression in Kasaï Province.[4] The sanctions include a ban on entry into the EU and the freezing of assets as well as a ban on providing funds or economic resources to the persons on the list.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kabila's 'hardline' choice for DR Congo president". BBC News. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018 – via
  2. ^ a b "DR Congo's Kabila Backs Ex-Interior Minister For Vote: Spokesman". The EastAfrican Quoting Agence France-Presse. Nairobi. Agence France-Presse. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ Africanews (8 August 2018). "Kabila To Quit As DRC President, Party Names New Candidate". Pointe-Noire: Africanews. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/905". Official Journal of the European Union. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^[dead link]

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