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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO RECORDS BUDGET SURPLUS OF $43MM FOR FIRST HALF OF 2015

Surplus comes while government reinvests heavily in agriculture and funds constitutionally mandated provincial decoupage   KINSHASA—September 2, 2015— The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Central Bank announced this week that the government posted a budget surplus of $43 million USD...

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STATE VISIT BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH KABILA TO CHINA

Overview of Sino-Congolese Commercial Relations   Kinshasa – September 1, 2015 – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila travels to China on September 2nd to attend the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War...

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PRESIDENT KABILA SIGNS PARLIAMENT-APPROVED LEGISLATION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH LOCAL ELECTIONS

Kinshasa—August 26, 2015—Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila yesterday promulgated Parliament-approved legislation to move forward with the country’s first-ever local elections. The bill was approved by a second extraordinary session held in Kinshasa on August 11 with a...

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DRC MINISTRY OF FINANCE ANNOUNCES LOWER PROJECTED GROWTH FORECAST DUE TO IMPACT OF UNSTABLE CHINESE MARKETS

Despite lower projected growth, DRC continues to present multiple foreign investment opportunities within the country   KINSHASA—August 26, 2015— The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Finance today announced that the declines in the Chinese financial markets have led...

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DRC RESPONSE TO UN DECISION TO RENEW CONSULTATIONS ON JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST FDLR

KINSHASA—July 15, 2015—The DRC government responded today to the decision by the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) to proceed with consultations with its Armed Forces (known as the FARDC) on re-establishing joint military operations against rebels of the Democratic...

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Democratic Republic of Congo Celebrates 55 Years of Independence

Upcoming elections serve as a testament to advances in security, opportunity and democracy  KINSHASA – June 30, 2015 – Minister of Communication and Media Lambert Mende today issued the following statement in honor of the 55th anniversary of the Democratic...

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GOVERNMENT TAKES ACTION TO STEM CORRUPTION BY CURRENT AND FORMER DRC OFFICIALS

Steps taken underscore commitment to improving governance   KINSHASA, JUNE 26 2015— Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila this week asked the government’s public prosecutor to investigate several current and former government officials on charges of corruption, fraud...

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DRC WELCOMES UN SUPPORT FOR OFFENSIVE AGAINST MILITANT GROUP

KINSHASA—JUNE 5, 2015— The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) welcomes the support of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) during recent efforts by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) to address militant threats and enhance...

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DRC WELCOMES DIALOGUE WITH U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY TOM MALINOWSKI DURING VISIT TO KINSHASA

Kinshasa—June 4, 2015— The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week welcomed U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski to the capital for consultations on subjects of mutual interest to the...

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DRC GOVERNMENT WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP TO ADVANCE GIRLS’ EDUCATION

Announcement by US First Lady Michelle Obama complements ongoing DRC efforts to improve access to education Kinshasa—June XX, 2015— The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today welcomed an announcement by US First Lady Michelle Obama that the...

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