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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 >

DRC GOVERNMENT APPROVES RELEASE OF 159 CONGOLESE CHILDREN TO ADOPTIVE FAMILIES

WASHINGTON, DC — H.E. François Balumuene, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ambassador to the United States, issued the following statement today regarding the approval of 159 pending international adoption applications by the DRC government this week. “I am...

02/22/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO SPEECH BY CENI PRESIDENT CORNEILLE NANGAA

KINSHASA—Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Minister of Communication and Media Lambert Mende today released the following statement responding to a speech by Mr. Corneille Nangaa, President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI): “The government welcomes the statement by...

02/12/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC ARMED FORCES AND MONUSCO RESUME COOPERATION TO COMBAT REBELS AND RESTORE PEACE IN EASTERN CONGO

KINSHASA— The Ministry of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) last week signed a formal agreement to resume cooperation to combat rebels and restore...

02/06/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE FROM AFRICAN UNION, UN LEADERSHIP AND NATIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF CONGO

KINSHASA—The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed expressions of support for a national dialogue in advance of upcoming presidential elections from African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission...

01/20/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

STATEMENT ON ACTIONS TO ADDRESS PENDING AND PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS

WASHINGTON, DC — H.E. François Balumuene, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ambassador to the United States, released the following statement today regarding actions being taken by the DRC government to update and improve procedures associated with international adoptions...

01/19/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA VISITS NORTH KIVU TO ADVANCE SECURITY AND PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

KINSHASA— Last week, President Joseph Kabila visited the North Kivu region to reaffirm and reinforce themes emphasized in his recent State of the Nation address to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The visit included particular...

01/11/2016 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO NEUTRALIZED MORE THAN 1,000 FDLR REBELS IN 2015

KINSHASA—The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced this week that its armed forces have neutralized from the country more than 1,000 members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebel group since January 2015. The rebels...

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PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA INAUGURATES NEW HYDROELECTRIC PLANT IN NORTH KIVU PROVINCE

First stage of the project expected to produce 13.8 megawatts for DRC and the region GOMA—President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila on Wednesday, December 16 attended the inauguration of a new hydroelectric plant in the North Kivu...

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