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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U.S. and DRC Law Enforcement Collaborate to Stop Wildlife Trafficking Ring

  November 8, 2021 KINSHASA – Two Congolese traffickers were arrested in the United States and approximately $3.5 million worth of ivory, rhino horn, and pangolin scales seized on November 4th as the result of a 2+ year, multinational cooperative effort between the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Homeland ...
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USG, Nespresso, OLAM Food Ingredients and partners Launch Gorilla Coffee Alliance for 8,500 Farming Households

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 The Gorilla Coffee Alliance was launched today by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Nespresso; Olam Food Ingredients (OFI); international nonprofits, TechnoServe and the Wildlife Conservation Society; and Congolese social enterprise, Asili. Over five years, this initiative will partner with 8,500 farming households to improve their coffee production and ...
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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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United States Renews Development Cooperation Strategy with the Government of the DRC totaling $1.6 Billion Dollars Over 5 Years

U.S. EMBASSY KINSHASHA, CONGO For Immediate Release Tuesday, July, 20th, 2021 Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Paul Sabatine signed a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy with His Excellency, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Samy Adubango Awotho. Estimated at $1.6 billion U.S. Dollars over five years, this investment—which is made possible thanks ...
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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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 STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON

  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 8, 2021   Revocation of License Granted for Dan Gertler   Today, the Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Department of State, revoked the license that was issued to Specially Designated National Dan Gertler on January 15, 2021.   The ...
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U.S. Public-private Alliance Sends Delegation to DRC to Seek Responsibly Sourced Minerals

The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), a multi-sector initiative supporting the ethical production, trade, and sourcing of minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa (GLR), is conducting a delegation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to engage with key leaders and stakeholders and visit artisanal mine sites. “In the United States, there is great interest ...
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