Étienne Tshisekedi, Congolese politician, Died at 84

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Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba was born on December 14, 1932, and died on February 1, 2017.

He was a Congolese politician.

He was the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), a political party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

He was a long-time opposition leader, he served as Prime Minister of the country (then called Zaire) on three brief occasions: in 1991, 1992–1993, and 1997.

He was the primary Congolese opposition leader for decades.

He was the son of Alexis Mulumba and his wife Agnès Kabena, was born in Luluabourg, Belgian Congo (now called Kananga, Kasai-Occidental, Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Tshisekedi was a member of the Luba people.

He attended primary school at Kabaluanda (West Kasai) and obtained a doctorate diploma in 1961 at the Lovanium University School of Law in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa); he was the first Congolese to ever get a doctorate diploma in law.

Étienne Tshisekedi passed away at 84 years old.

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