Military Academy of Kananga

The Military Academy of Kananga (French: Académie militaire de Kananga), also called the Officer Training School (French: Ecole de formation d'officiers) is the military officer training school for the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and previously of Zaire, located in Kananga.

It was closed in 1990 after Belgium ended its military cooperation with Zaire, and was reopened in 2011 with European Union assistance. Cadets train for three years at the academy before being sent off to a military specialisation training center. Officers from other African countries also serve as instructors there.[1][2]

Notable graduatesEdit


  1. ^ Omanyundu, Jean-Jacques Wondo (2014-10-28). "Des jeunes officiers formés à Kananga abandonnés à Kinshasa - JJ Wondo". Desk Africain d'Analyses Stratégiques (in French). Retrieved 2023-02-15.
  2. ^ "Kananga : L'Ecole d'Administration et l'Académie Militaire lancent leurs premiers diplômés – Réseau pour la Réforme du Secteur de Sécurité et de la Justice" (in French). Retrieved 2023-02-15.
  3. ^ Les cadres congolais de la 3e République, By Joseph-Roger Mazanza Kindulu, Cornelis Nlandu-Tsasa, Editions L'Harmattan, 2009, p.101