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PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA DELIVERS STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

KINSHASA — On Monday, December 14, President Joseph Kabila delivered his annual State of the Nation address to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In it, he reviewed recent developments in the DRC and looked ahead...

12/15/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC ARTICULATES PROPOSED CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PLAN AT UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE

KINSHASA—At the UN Climate Conference in Paris, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is articulating its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) [its proposed contribution] to this global cause. Through targeted mitigation and adaptation activities, the DRC will secure means...

12/07/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC WELCOMES CHINA’S COMMITMENT OF $60 BILLION IN ASSISTANCE AND LOANS FOR AFRICA TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE CONTINENT

KINSHASA—The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) welcomes the recent announcement by Chinese President Xi Jinping that China will commit $60 billion of assistance and loans for Africa to support critical infrastructure development across the continent. This support includes $5...

12/05/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA ATTENDS FORUM ON CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that President Joseph Kabila is at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Held in Johannesburg, the summit brings together heads of state and government from Africa and China to...

12/03/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ENDORSES NEW CENI LEADERSHIP

Corneille Nangaa TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT, NORBERT Basengezi Katintima TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT AND Pierrette Mwenze Kisonga TO SERVE as Quaestor  KINSHASA — The National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently endorsed by consensus the...

11/17/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC GOVERNMENT APPLAUDS SERVICE OF CENI PRESIDENT ABBOT APOLLINAIRE MALUMALU

KINSHASA — The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today applauded the public service of Abbot Appolinaire Malumalu, President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), upon his resignation due to health-related reasons. Minister of Media and Communication...

11/17/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

DRC APPLAUDS OFFICIAL OPENING OF SICOMINES COPPER MINE

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today applauded the opening of the new Sicomines Copper and Cobalt Mine in the southeastern Katanga region. It is estimated that the mine contains deposits of approximately 10 million tonnes of...

11/11/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

Ambassador newsletter

Remarks by: His Excellency François Balumuene Nkuna, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United States   Address to the Corporate Council on Africa November 9, 2015   Members of the Corporate Council on Africa and distinguished...

11/09/2015 | EMBASSY NEWSLETTER, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES | Read More >

STATEMENT ON DECISION TO ISSUE EXIT PERMITS FOR CERTAIN INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS

WASHINGTON, DC—The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ambassador to the United States, H.E. François Balumuene, released the following statement regarding the decision by the DRC government to proceed with the issuance of exit permits for certain pending international adoptions. “I...

11/02/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >

STATEMENT BY DRC AMBASSADOR REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON AFRICA’S GREAT LAKES REGION

WASHINGTON, DC—The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ambassador to the United States, H.E. François Balumuene, released the following statement today after attending a hearing on Africa’s Great Lakes region held by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa,...

10/22/2015 | FULL ARTICLES, FULL ARTICLES & RELATED NEWS, RECENT NEWS, RECENT NEWS RELEASES, RECENT PRESS RELEASES | Read More >
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