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DRC COMMENTS ON U.S. SUPPORT FOR INCLUSIVE FORUM TO ADVANCE THE POLITICAL PROCESS

KINSHASA— The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Minister of Communication and Media today commented on remarks made by the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the Centre d’Etudes Pour l’Action Sociale (CEPAS) on...

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DRC BROADCASTS MUKWEGE DOCUMENTARY ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AS PART OF COMMITMENT TO COMBAT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

KINSHASA—On Monday, October 19, the DRC government broadcast on national television a documentary film about Dr. Denis Mukwege as part of its commitment to combat sexual violence in the country. The film, entitled, "The Man Who Mends Women (L'Homme Qui...

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DRC BROADCASTS MUKWEGE DOCUMENTARY ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AS PART OF COMMITMENT TO COMBAT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

KINSHASA—On Monday, October 19, the DRC government broadcast on national television a documentary film about Dr. Denis Mukwege as part of its commitment to combat sexual violence in the country. The film, produced by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckmanand entitled,...

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DRC GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO RECENT POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

KINSHASA— The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Minister of Media and Communication Lambert Mende today released the following statement responding to recent political demonstrations in Kinshasa regarding the upcoming 2015-2016 elections. “We have been and remain committed to the implementation...

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PRESIDENT KABILA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO UPHOLD CONSTITUTION FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS AT MEETING OF MAJORITY PARTY

KINSHASA—Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila met with leaders of his majority party today to reaffirm his commitment to uphold the Constitution for upcoming elections in 2015 and 2016. He also asked party leaders join him as he pursues a national dialogue on...

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO FOREIGN MINISTER DELIVERS ADDRESS TO U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On October 1, Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda N'tungamulongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) delivered a speech on behalf of the government at the 70th meeting of the United National General Assembly in New York. Mr. Tshibanda’s...

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DRC GOVERNMENT WELCOMES GERMANY’S SENTENCING OF FDLR LEADERS FOR WAR CRIMES

Kinshasa—September 29, 2015—Today, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) welcomed Germany’s sentencing of Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni, two leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group, for war crimes committed in...

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EMBASSY OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO STATEMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS

KINSHASA— September 19, 2015— Yesterday at the Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy in Washington, DC, the country’s new Ambassador to the United States (U.S.), H.E. François Balumuene, met with American families awaiting exit permits for their adopted Congolese children as...

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA FOR $[AMOUNT] IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Investments to focus on X, Y, and Z development projects   SEPTEMBER 4, 2015— The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)...

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DRC WELCOMES ONGOING INTEREST BY INTERNATIONAL ENVOYS AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA

Promoting domestic discourse  on governance, security and economic issues   Kinshasa—SEPTEMBER 4, 2015— The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) welcomes the ongoing interest of the Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes of Africa in the...

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