Last Updated: May 21, 2024

Célestin Cishiku Bilolo Kanyama

Aliases

Celestin Cishiku Antoine Kanyama; Celestin Kanyama Tshisiku; Célestin KANYAMA; ‘Esprit de mort’

Position

Commissioner of the Congolese National Police (PNC) in 2016. From July 2017 until April 2023, Director-General of the PNC’s training schools.

Nationality

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

DoB

1960-10-04

Address

56, avenue Usika, Kinshasa/Gombe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Reg. ID

['011518403 (other-Other identification number) (on 2016-07-02)(Schengen visa)' 'OB0637580 (passport-National passport) (valid from 2014-05-20 to 2019-05-19)(DRC passport number)']

Linked to

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L_202302771

Official reason

As Commissioner of the Congolese National Police (PNC), Célestin Kanyama was responsible for the disproportionate use of force and violent repression in September 2016 in Kinshasa. In July 2017, Célestin Kanyama was appointed Director-General of the PNC’s training schools. In October 2018, when he was serving this function, police officers intimi...

Other Information

(Date of UN designation: 2016-12-12)

Date of listing

2023-12-12

Program information

Authority

EU

Program

Restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Regime

UN, EU country specific

Target State

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Measures

Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Prohibition to satisfy claims, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - It is prohibited to satisfy claims made by the persons listed in Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 in connection with any contract or transaction the performance of which has been affecte...

Official Information

On 7 April 1993 the EU decided to impose an arms embargo on Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC). On 28 July 2003, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1493 (2003) imposing an arms embargo against the DRC. On 18 April 2005, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1596 (2005) imposing also targeted restrictive measures. On...

Program URL

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02010D0788-20230728