Augustin Matata Ponyo
Augustin Matata Ponyo
|23rd Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
18 April 2012 – 17 November 2016
|Preceded by||Louis Alphonse Koyagialo (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Samy Badibanga|
|Minister of Finance|
21 February 2010 – 12 April 2012
|Prime Minister||Adolphe Muzito|
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo (Acting)
|Preceded by||Atanase Matenda|
|Succeeded by||Henri Yav Mulang|
|Born||June 5, 1964|
|Political party||People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy|
|Alma mater||University of Kinshasa|
Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon (born 5 June 1964) is a Congolese political figure who was Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from April 2012 to November 2016. Previously he served as Minister of Finance from February 2010 to April 2012; as Prime Minister, he retained responsibility for the finance portfolio.
On 12 February 2012, while serving as Finance Minister, Ponyo was seriously injured in a plane crash near the town of Bukavu in which two passengers and both crew members were killed.
He resigned as Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 14 November 2016, as part of an African Union-backed national dialogue framework agreement which specifies an opposition leader takes the position of Prime Minister.
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- Ismail Akwei, "DR Congo Prime Minister Matata Ponyo resigns", Africanews, 14 November 2016.
| Minister of Finance
Henri Yav Mulang
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo
| Prime Minister of the Congo-Kinshasa
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