Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2022 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda August 2-11, 2022. Secretary Blinken will first travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 3-5 to participate in the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and the ...
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Op-Ed for World Press Freedom Day

Ambassador Mike Hammer Op-Ed for World Press Freedom Day: May 3, 2022   Freedom of expression, including for members of the press, is a foundational component of a vibrant, fully functioning democracy.  Peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive societies depend on the free flow of information and ideas, including the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information both online and offline.   During my ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York March 29, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. And thank you, SRSG Keita, for your briefing and for your commitment to your mission. I’d also like to welcome our colleague, the Permanent Representative from DRC, here today. And also let me ...
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Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

The White House FEBRUARY 23, 2022 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson reiterates U.S. support for human rights, democracy and anti-corruption efforts in DRC during Kinshasa visit

Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson reiterates U.S. support for human rights, democracy and anti-corruption efforts in DRC during Kinshasa visit   Ambassador Lisa Peterson, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), visited the DRC June 14-18 to strengthen our partnership with the DRC to advance respect for ...
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New $15 million USAID activity to advance press freedom and government transparency

September 19, 2019 Subject: New $15 million USAID activity to advance press freedom and government transparency as part of U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity  Kinshasa, DRC, September 19, 2019 – USAID, a U.S. Government agency, has launched a five-year $15 million Media Sector Development Activity to promote a more open and vibrant media ...
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USAID Awards a New Artisanal Mine Site Validation Project

Date: July 18, 2019 Subjet: USAID Awards a New Artisanal Mine Site Validation Project The U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) , is pleased to announce the award of a new USAID-funded mine site validation project in North and South Kivu. The $3.7 million USAID-funded Sustainable Mine Site Validation (SMSV) project, implemented by Pact, will help counter ...
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U.S. Discusses Human Rights and Accountability in DRC

Date: June 21, 2019 Subject: U.S. Discusses Human Rights and Accountability in DRC Scott Busby, the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, visited Kinshasa and Goma June 17-21 to promote democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During President Tshisekedi’s visit to Washington ...
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Joint declaration of the Chiefs of Mission of the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, and Canada

Date: 14 June 2019 Subject: Joint declaration of the Chiefs of Mission of the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Canada We are deeply concerned by the increase in political tension in the Democratic Republic of Congo created by the decisions of the Constitutional Court to invalidate the elections of over 30 parliamentarians, most of ...
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World Press Freedom Day 2019 in the DRC

Date: May 3, 2019 Subject: World Press Freedom Day in the DRC Op-ed by Michael A. Hammer U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo There is no true democracy without press freedom and today we salute the key role of the media in a free society. The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as World ...
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Alumni-led Community Service Day at Kintambo’s house of the Aged

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, alumni and volunteers organized an event to clean up the compound, create a vegetable garden, provide healthcare, cook, and provide meals at the Kintambo’s house of the aged. Apart from the work done, they also made an important donation of various products at the same place.
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