Designation of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Public Officials for Significant Corruption

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 16, 2023 The United States is designating the following individuals as generally ineligible for entry into the United States, due to their involvement in significant corruption: Cosma Wilungula Balongelwa, the former Director General of Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN); Leonard Muamba Kanda, the former Department Head of the DRC …

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New partnership to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), January 13, 2023 – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a new partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to launch a new project to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This new …

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Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Pershing visits DRC, Discusses U.S.-DRC joint interest in addressing climate change

PRESS RELEASE October 6, 2021   Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate visited Kinshasa October 4-5 to discuss the United States’ and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s common interest in addressing the climate crisis and promoting sustainable development.   His visit also underscored the importance of the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace …

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Ambassador Hammer visits eastern DRC

Date: March 14, 2019 Subject: Ambassador Hammer visits eastern DRC, deepens understanding of Congolese challenges and potential The United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Mike Hammer traveled to Butembo, Bukavu, Bisie and Goma March 8 to 13 as past of his mission to find ways to best strengthen relations with all regions of the DRC, including specifically …

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Community Service Day for environment

On Saturday, February 25, the 2017 second edition of our Community Service Day (CSD) volunteer program was held. From Lubumbashi to Kinshasa, via Ngandajika, Kisangani, Kindu or Mbandaka, several hundred Congolese citizens have performed generous acts and offered free services for the general welfare of their communities or to support disadvantaged groups. Activities included donations …

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