Médard Mulangala

Médard Mulangala Lwakabwanga is a key member of the political opposition of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mulangala was formerly President of the Union for a Republican Majority, the third largest political organisation in the Congolese political opposition. As Rapporteur of the National Assembly’s Committee on Economics and Finance, he also acted as the opposition’s lead spokesman on budgetary, economic, and investment policy.

A renowned political commentator on DRC affairs, Mulangala joined the Africa Liberal Network in 2011 and was elected to its Executive Committee, where he served as Vice President for the Central African region. In 2006 he was elected to the National Assembly from the Western Kasai Province as President of the Union for a Republican Majority, which he founded the previous year.

Throughout his political career, Mulangala has been identified consistently with centrist and liberal views, first in opposition to the Mobutu regime and later to the governments of both Laurent and Joseph Kabila.

He was a member of the Human Rights Committee of Liberal International and as of 2021 head of Citi Group’s Risk Committee.


Democratic Republic of Congo

Voices for the Voiceless with Médard Mulangala

Médard Mulangala, a Congolese human rights activist and opposition leader, addresses the 9th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On the DRC’s crossroads moment:  “This is a critical moment in the history of my country because, in the next few