National Order of the Leopard


The National Order of the Leopard (French: Ordre national du Léopard) is the highest honorific decoration of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was instituted on 24 May 1966 in the Ordinance-law Number 66-330 by President Joseph-Désiré Mobutu.[citation needed] It rewards the high military or civil merits rendered in the Congo.

National Order of the Leopard
Commander cross of the Order, second type (Republic of Zaire)
Awarded by  Democratic Republic of the Congo
TypeOrder
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignPresident
GradesGrand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight

Ribbon bar of the order (DR Congo)

Ribbon bar of the order (Zaire)

The President of the Congo is the Grand Chancellor of the Order. Its administration is in the care of the Chancellor.

Ranks


The National Order of the Leopard is composed of five grades :

  • Grand Cordon
  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight

Notable recipients


References


  1. Foro Dinastías, State visit of Zaïre in Spain, Royal Couple with President Mobutu Sese Seko
  2. "Gifts, Awards for Kim Chong-il, Kim Il-song Noted". Daily Report: East Asia, Issues 242-252. The Service. KCNA. 1992 [23 December 1992]. p. 22.