U.S. Embassy Concerned about Reported False Accusations of Mercenary Activities

The U.S. Embassy is deeply concerned about the accusations of mercenary activities that were reportedly made during Minister of Justice Alexis Thambwe Mwamba’s press conference on May 4 and that we believe to be false. We are aware of the detention on April 24th of an American citizen who was working in Katanga as a security advisor. Mr. Darryl Lewis was not armed and allegations he was involved in mercenary activity are false. We understand that he works with a private American company that provides consulting services to clients around the world.

From: Public Affairs Section

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