|Minister of the Civil Service|
|Born||14 April 1951|
Léopoldville, Belgian Congo
(modern-day Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
|Political party||Union for Democracy and Social Progress|
Mouvement des Démocrates
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Louvain,|
Free University of Brussels
Justine M'Poyo Kasa-Vubu (born 14 April 1951) is a Congolese politician and leader of a small political party, the Movement of the Congolese Democrats (Mouvement des démocrates congolais), for whom she stood as a Presidential candidate in the 2006 elections.
After her father died and Joseph-Désiré Mobutu took over, she went into exile with the rest of her family, first to Algeria and then to Switzerland, where she finished her studies. She wound up living in Belgium and there graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). She worked in Geneva for the High Commissioner for the Refugees of the UN. She went back to Belgium to continue her work at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters and in Central African studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
In 1991, she joined the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) of Étienne Tshisekedi, the main opposition party to Joseph Mobutu. On 22 May 1997, she was appointed Minister of the Civil Service in the first government of Laurent-Désiré Kabila. She was appointed ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Belgium. She resigned after disagreements with Laurent-Désiré Kabila.
In 2013, she was a member of the Mouvement des Démocrates party. Unlike other opposition parties, she was prepared to hold discussions with Kabila.
- Joseph Kasa-Vubu mon père : de la naissance d’une conscience nationale à l’indépendance, Bruxelles, s.n., 1985.
- Kasa-Vubu et le Congo indépendant (1960-1969), Bruxelles, LeCri, 1997. ISBN 9782871061854
- Douze mois chez Kabila, Bruxelles, Le Cri, 1999. ISBN 9782871062097
- Sommes-nous décolonisés?, Paris-Bruxelles, Castells – Labor, 2000. ISBN 9782912587381
- Turner, Thomas (2007-06-15). The Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth and Reality. Zed Books. ISBN 9781842776896.
- "Cas de Justine KASA-VUBU : La jeunesse congolaise appelée à tenir aux convictions pour éviter des erreurs". afrique.kongotimes.info. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
- Kisangani, Emizet Francois; Bobb, Scott F. (2009-10-01). Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810863255.
- Prunier, Gerard (2011-04-02). Africas World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199705832.
- "RDC : Justine M'Poyo Kasa-Vubu "réceptive" aux concertations nationales". afrikarabia2.blogs.courrierinternational.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
|Justine Kasa-Vubu, TV5Monde, 19 Janvier 2014|