Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, in partnership with the Enough Project, on Wednesday, May 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., for a discussion on illicit finance operations in the DRC. This event will explore how Kabila and his allies manipulated the DRC’s financial sector and what it means for embattled President Félix Tshisekedi and the Congolese people.

A conversation with:

Mr. John Dell'Osso

Senior Investigator

The Sentry

Mr. Mvemba Dizolele

Senior Adviser

International Republican Institute

Ms. Lakshmi Kumar

Policy Director 

 Global Financial Integrity

Moderated by:

 Amb. Rama Yade

Senior Fellow, Africa Center

Atlantic Council

Welcome and Introduction by

Ms. Bronwyn Bruton

Director of Programs and Studies and Deputy Director, Africa Center

Atlantic Council

In 2018, flawed elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) brought an end to Joseph Kabila’s eighteen-year rule. As supporters of President Félix Tshisekedi celebrated a peaceful transfer of power, however imperfect, Kabila’s Common Front for Congo party swept the legislative elections, retaining a dominant majority. Caught between the new administration and the old regime, Congo has entered an uncertain moment in its history. To maintain his position at the top, Kabila has many tools at his disposal, including hidden networks and institutions that subvert the rule of law and funnel illicit finances to himself and his allies.


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