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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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