Mpinga Kasenda

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Mpinga Kasenda (30 August 1937 – 7 May 1994) was a political figure in Zaire under Mobutu Sese Seko. Kasenda was the prime minister of Zaire from 1977 to 1979 and the foreign minister from 1993 to 1994. He was killed in a plane crash near the airport in Kinshasa.[1]


Mpinga Kasenda was born on 30 August 1937 in Tshilomba, Kasaï, Belgian Congo. He earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Lovanium.[2]

On 29 January 1985, at Mobutu's recommendation Kasenda was elected First Vice Chairman of the Central Committee Bureau of the Mouvement Populaire de la Révolution.[3]


  1. ^ "Zairian Minister in Plane Crash", Washington Post, 1994-05-08.
  2. ^ Kisangani 2016, p. 450.
  3. ^ Agence Zaire Presse (29 January 1985). "MPR Leadership Bodies Appointed in Zaire". Summary of World Broadcasts: Non-Arab Africa. British Broadcasting Corporation Monitoring Service (7864–7887): B/1.