Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the Democratic Republic of Congo/ République Democratique du Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1971-97 Republic of Zaïre)(Female Suffrage 1960 or 1967/70) Former Belgian Colony (Belgian Congo) became independent 1960 

See also Congo Heads

1966-67 Secretary of State of Social Affairs Sophie Madeleine Lihau-Kanza
1967-68 Minister of Social Affairs
1969-70 Minister of State (Deputy Premier) and Minister of Social Affairs
Also know as Sophie Lihau-N’kanza or Zala Lusibu N’kanza, she lived (circa 1939-1999)

1970-73 Minister of Post and Telecommunication Maata Nkumu wa Bowango Anganda Diono
1973-82 Minister of Social Affairs
1982-85 State Commissioner of Post, Telephones and Telecommunication

1976-80 Minister of Environment Lessdija Kiaba Lerra

1976-79 Minister of Culture Mbemba Yowa Mabinda Kapinga

1984-85 Minister of Social Affairs and Women Adrienne Ekila Liyonda
1987-88 Minister of Foreign Affairs
1988-89 Minister of Information and The Press
Worked in the office of the President from 1977, Secretary General of the Mouvement populaire de la révolution 1981, Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg 1985-87. She lived (1948-2006).

1985-87 Minister of Social- and Women's Affairs Florentine Soki Fuani Eyenga
1994-95 Minister of State for Social Affairs
1995-96 Minister of Social Affairs

1987 Minister of Social- and Family Affairs Mayuma Kala

1990-91 Minister of Women's Affairs and Family Muyambo Nukulu

circa 1991 Minister of Women's Affairs and Family Mitheo Lola Mara Tumba

1992-93 Minister of Health and Social Affairs Honorine Nakumi
1993-94 State Commissioner of Health and Social Affairs
Latter post was in the government of Entienne Tshisekedi appointed by the parliament, competing with the government appointed by President Mobutu Sese Seko (1966-97).

1994-96 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Wivine N’Guz N'landu Kavidi
1996-97 Minister of International Co-operation

Also known as
Wivine Nlandu épouse Nguz. Presidential Candidate in 2006.

1996-97 Minister of Agriculture Dr. Astrid Tshikung Nawej

1996-97 Vice-Minister of Finance Kamkolongo wa Ndaye

1996 Vice-Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Kahemba Batila

1997-97 Minister of Economy, Industry and Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises Ndombe Sita

1997 Minister of Public Works, Territorial Planning and Urbanism Loteta Dimandja

1997 Minister of Civil Service Justine Kasa Vubu M'Poyo
1997-98 Minister in Residence and Ambassador to Belgium
After her father, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, was ousted as president in 1965 in a oup d'état by Mobutu, she lived in exile and joined the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) of Etienne Tsisekedi - for which she was the representative in the Benelux countries from 1992 until 1995. After resigning from the government, she remained in Belgium and founded the Rassemblement pour la Démocratie Congolaise. Presidential Candidate in 2006. Married to Pierre Victor M'Poyo, a former Minister. (b. 1951-).

1997 Vice-Minister of Informatin and the Press Juliane Lumumba
1997-98 Minister of Education
1998 Minister of Energy
1998-99 Minister of Information
1998-2001 Minister of Culture and Arts

1997-98 Minister of Social Affairs Milulu Mamboleo
1998 Vice-Minister of the Interior for Territories
1998-99 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs
(b. 1971-)

1997-98 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeanne Ebamba Boboto
1998-99 Vice-Minister of Primary and Secondary Education
2000-03 Minister of Social Affairs

1998-99 Minister of Tourism Pascaline Birindo Toyi
1999-2000 Vice-Minister of Information and Tourism

1999-2000 Minister of Transport and Communication Odette Babandoya Etoa

1999-2000 Vice-Minister of Social Affairs Isabelle Machik Ruth Tshombé (Tchombe Machikrou)
2000-01 Vice-Minister of Regional Cooperation

2000 Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anastasie Moleko Moliwa
2004-05 Minister of Health

2000-01 Minister of Regional Cooperation Godelive Meta Mutombo Mudiayi

2000-01 Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Provisions Marie-Ange Lukiana Mufwankol
2001-08 Minister of Labour and Social Provisions
2008-16 Minister of Gender, Family and Children

2001-03 Minister of Industry, Commerce and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Hélène Mabeehibo (Mateibo)

2001-03 Minister of Culture and Arts Marthe Ngalula Wafwana
2003 Minister of Industry, Commerce and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

2001-03 Vice-Minister of International Cooperation Manoka Nzuzui

2003-04 Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Elysée Munembwe

2003-04 Minister of Culture and Arts Pierrette Gene

2003-07 Minister of Human Rights Marie-Madeleine Kalala

2003-07 Minister of Post, Telephones and Telecommunications Gertrude Kitembo
Governor in rebellion of Maniema 2000-03. (b. 1958-).

2003-07 Minister of Solidarity and Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Nzuzi wa Mbombo
Governor of Bas-Congo 1972-75 and of Kinshasa 1986–198?, Leader of the Movement for Popular Revolution and Presidential candidate in 2006. (b. 1944-).

2003-07 Minister of Women's Affairs and Family Faïda Mwangilwa Fabiola
(b. 1965-).

2003-07 Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Provision Jeanne Bumba Mitengwa

2003-05 Vice-Minister of Primary Education and Secondary and Professional Training Masika Yalala

2004-07 Vice-Minister of External Commerce Gertrude Ekombe Ekoto

2004-06 Executive Secretary of the Government
Georgette Bokanya

2005-06 Minister of External Commerce Chantal Ngalula Mulumba

2005-06 Minister of Transport Eva Mwakasa

2005-06 Vice-Minister of Primary, Secondary and Professional Education Dina Masika Yalala

2006-06 Vice-Minister of Portfolio Affairs Angélique Milemba Bukasa

2006-07 Minister of Public Works Charlotte Twamba Andjelani

2006-07 Minister of Industry and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Philomène Omatuku Atshakawo Akatshi
2007-08 Minister of Women's Affairs

2006-07 Vice-Minister of Budget Kena wa Tshimanga

2006-07 Vice-Minister of Superior and Universitary Education Béatrice Lomeya

2006-07 Vice-Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Astrid Buka

2007-12 Minister of Portfolio Jeannine Mabuda Lioko

2007-08 Minister of Tax and Credits Liliane Pande Muaba

2007-12 Vice-Minister of Congolese Abroard Colette Tshomba Ntundu

2007-08 Vice-Minister of Veterans Yvonne Iyaulemye Kabano

2007-08 Vice-Minister of Justice Kalinda Mitumbala Odia

2007-08 Vice-Minister of Transport Laure Marie Kawanda Kayena
2010-10 Minister of Transport and Communication

2007-08 Vice-Minister of Superior and Universitary Education Marie-Madeleine Mienze Kiaku

2008-12 Minister of Post, Telephones and Telecommunications Louise Munga Mesoz
2012-15 Minister without Portfolio

2006-07 Minister of Industry and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
2007-08 Minister of Women's Affairs
2008-12 Vice-Minister of Gender, Family and Children Philomène Omatuku Atshakawo Akatshi
Second Vice President 2000 and President 2000-03 of the Constituent and Legislative Assemby - Transitional Parliament and Acting President in 2003, Vice President of the National Assembly 2003-07

2012-15 Minister of Justice and Human Rights Wivine Mumba Matipa
2016- Minister of Portfolio


2012-15 Minister of Gender, Family and Children Géneviève Inagosi

2012-15 Vice-Minister of Human Rights Sakina Binti

2012-15 Vice-Minister of Primary, Secondary and Professional Education Maguy Rwakabuba

2015- Minister of Social Affairs and Humanitarian Actions
A
dèle Degbalase Kanda

2015-16 Minister of Gender, Family and Children Lucie Kipele Aki Azwa

2016- Minister of Gender, Family and Children Marie-Louise Mwange

2016- Minister of Durable Development Martine Ntumba Bukasa

2016- Minister of Human Rights Marie-Ange Mushobekwa

2016- Vice-Minister of External Trade Nathalie Mbul Asung

2016- Vice-Minister of Economy Ngoma Bishumu

2016- Vice-Minister of Health Maguy Rwakabuba

 

Last update 26.12.16