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Diplomatic Representation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
February 3, 2000

Formerly Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo/Leopoldville, Congo/Kinshasa, Zaire



March 17, 1962Mario P. Cardoso, Appt. Charge d' Affaires a.i.
March 30, 1962Charge d' Affaires a.i.
April 10, 1962Joseph Pongo, Appt. Charge d' Affaires
April 14, 1962Charge d' Affaires
May 21, 1962Mario P. Cardoso, Appt. Charge d'Affaires
June 27, 1962Charge d'Affaires
October 7, 1965Joseph Nzeza, Appt. Charge d' Affaires and Minister Plenipotentiary (Permanent)
(Presented Letters to Acting Secretary Ball)
November 2, 1966Cyrille Adoula, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 4, 1966Amb. E and P.
September 22, 1969Bomboko, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 10, 1969Amb. E. and P.
October 19, 1970Pierre Ileka, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
November 5, 1970Amb. E. and P.
October 27, 1971Name officially changed to REPUBLIC OF ZAIRE
September 13, 1972LOMBO lo Mangamanga, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 2, 1972Amb. E. and P.
January 17, 1974MBEKA Makosso, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 1, 1974Amb. E. and P.
June 20, 1976Mr. NDAGANO Bolumba, Counselor, Charge' d' Affaires a.i.
June 28, 1976Assal B, JDZUMBUIR, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
July 9, 1976Amb. E. and P.
September 19, 1977KASONGO Mutuale, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 7, 1977Amb. E. and P.
August 20, 1986NGUZ a Karl-i-Bond, Appt.
September 15, 1986Amb. E. and P.
April 20, 1988HE Mushobekwa Kalimba Wa Katana, Appt.
July 5, 1988Amb. E. and P.
June 8, 1990TATANENE Manata, Appt.
August 7, 1990Amb. E. and P.
January 5, 2000Raida Mitifu, Appt.
February 3, 2000Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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