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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