|Democratic Republic of the Congo politician
|Democratic Republic of the Congo
Alphonse Daniel Ntumba Luaba Lumu is the Executive Secretary of International Conference on the Great Lakes Region since December 2011.
He previously served as the Human Rights Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR of the Congo). Prior to this appointment, he was a Professor of Public International Law in Kinshasa. He was one of the persons, who represented the DR of the Congo at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
In May 2003, Ntumba was forced to seek refuge at UN controlled facilities during a local bloodbath that killed more than 112 people. This incident was one of several in recent years in which Ntumba’s personal safety was threatened by continued internal violence. A year earlier, in 2002, Ntumba was held hostage for a week by Hema militants in Bunia before being released unharmed. Ntumba Luaba held several positions in DRC’s government such as MP, deputy minister of justice, minister of human rights, secretary general of government. He was the Director of the national DDR program until his appointement as DRC’s representative and executive secretary of the CEPGL (Great Lakes Economic Community).