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Jeannot Matadi Nenga Gamanda

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Being elected and serving the Republic is to decide for his country, is engaging the destiny of his fellow citizens. This requires a certain discipline, continuity in action, some intellectual integrity, ethics.
The Republic assumes to defend the public interest and to tell the truth. As for the Democratic confidence, the commitments made has to be respected.
I’ve always thought that the Republic Democratic of Congo was to modernise, to be able to see the changes. By contributing to the parliament as to the government in the implementation of the reforms… I tried to respond to the emergency.
For me, investing in humanity, is to want the development of your neighbour.


  • Doctor of Law from the University of Paris X-Nanterre, France;
  • Law degree from the National University of Zaire;
  • Degree in Human Rights of the Center for the Study of Human Rigthts, Columbia University, New York, United States of America;
  • Bachelor in Philosophy and Letters of the University of Kinshasa Lovanium;
  • Several trainings.

Current functions

  • Lawyer since 1975;
  • Professor of Law Books published the Protestant University of Congo;
  • Member of the Permanent Commission for Reform of Congolese law;

Past positions

  • Minister of energy and water resources;
  • National deputy (Tshangu);
  • Former second president of the National Assembly of the transition;
  • Former President of the Bar of Kinshasa;
  • Former president of the Association of Young Lawyers of Zaire;
  • Former Vice President of the International Association of Young Lawyers;
  • Former member of the Board of the Association of Jurists of the Great Lakes.

Books published

  • Droit judiciaire privé, éd. Academia Bruylant, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2006 (735 pages);
  • Le droit Livres publiés un procès équitable, éd. Academia Bruylant, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2002 (174 pages);
  • La question du pouvoir judiciaire en République Démocratique du Congo, Contribution Livres publiés une théorie de réforme, éd. Droit et Idées Nouvelles, Kinshasa, 2001 (530 pages);
  • Zaïre : Démocratie improbable, éd. CEDI, Kinshasa, 1997 (275 pages);
  • Le droit au procès équitable dans la procédure civile zaïroise, CEDI, 1990, Kinshasa (47 pages).

2011 Election Campaign Spot

Inauguration of a tank of drinking water