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Pan-African Business Network to Hold Second-Annual Sultani Makutano Event in Kinshasa

On 16-17 September 2016, the Pan-African Business Network will hold the second Sultani Makutano business networking event in Kinshasa, bringing together a hundred Congolese men and women, entrepreneurs, business executives, public sector leaders, artists and scholars, all based in the...

06/24/2016 | AMBASSADOR'S CORNER, FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC STATEMENT ON RECENT U.S. SANCTIONS

WASHINGTON—JUNE 23, 2016—The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today released the following statement regarding the recently announced sanctions imposed by the United States. “The DRC condemns the action taken today by the U.S. Government. It is an infringement on...

06/23/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC GOVERNMENT WELCOMES PURCHASE OF ELECTORAL KITS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION TO ADVANCE THE NATION’S ELECTORAL PROCESS

KINSHASA—The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the purchase by the nation’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the first 500 electoral kits that will be used for the identification and registration of Congolese voters...

06/09/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO WELCOMES ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE FROM LEADING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

KINSHASA—The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the announcement of continued and enhanced support for a national dialogue regarding the nation’s presidential election from the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and International Organization of...

06/09/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC AMBASSADOR RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF MUHAMMAD ALI

WASHINGTON, DC-- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ambassador to the U.S. François Nkuna Balumuene released the following statement today regarding the passing of Muhammad Ali. "On behalf of the Congolese people and our Embassy in the U.S., we are...

06/06/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS STATEMENT ON CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

KINSHASA—Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Raymond Tshibanda N'tungamulongo released a statement on 24 May 2016 in response to recent public comments by representatives of certain partner countries on the political situation in...

05/27/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR FRANÇOIS BALUMUENE REGARDING UPCOMING NATIONAL DIALOGUE AND ELECTION

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to continued interest in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ambassador François Balumuene released the following statement today:  “In February 2015, the DRC’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) issued an electoral calendar...

04/19/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC GOVERNMENT APPROVES 37 MORE ADOPTIONS OF CONGOLESE CHILDREN TO AMERICAN FAMILIES

WASHINGTON, DC — H.E. François Balumuene, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the United States, announced today that the DRC government has approved the adoption of an additional 37 Congolese children to American families. This action...

03/08/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC GOVERNMENT APPROVES AN ADDITIONAL 82 INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS OF CONGOLESE CHILDREN AS PART OF ONGOING REVIEW

WASHINGTON, DC — H.E. François Balumuene, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ambassador to the United States, announced today that the DRC government has approved an additional 82 international adoptions of Congolese children. Part of an ongoing review of...

02/27/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

FIRST-EVER PRIVATE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION CONCLUDES AFTER PARTICIPATION FROM DRC PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA, UN GENERAL SECRETARY BAN KI-MOON AND AFRICAN LEADERS

Event convened investors from across the globe to highlight investment opportunities in the region KINSHASA – The first-ever Private Sector Investment Conference (PSIC) for the Great Lakes Region concluded today in Kinshasa after participation from President Joseph Kabila, UN General...

02/27/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >
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