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Name: Mitifu, Faida
Current Position: Ambassador
Faida Mitifu has been the ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United States since November 19, 1999.
Mitifu received her BS in biochemistry education from the National University of Zaire in Kinshasa. She received a master’s degree in French studies from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, and a doctorate in romance languages from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Her dissertation topic was the representation of femininity in Zairian novels written in French.
She taught French literature, language and culture and Caribbean and African literature at the University of Georgia (1994-1997) and also at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia (1997-1998). She supervised teaching assistants and coordinated the French language program in the department of romance languages at the University of Georgia (1995-1997). During the mid-1990s, Mitifu was an active member of the All North American Conference on Zaire, which worked to end the regime of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
Mitifu’s areas of academic research have included French, francophone and lusophone literatures from Africa and the Caribbean. She is fluent in French, English, Swahili, Lingala, and Shi.
H. E. Ambassador Faida Mitifu (National Democratic Institute)
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