Covert capital: Illicit finance in the DR Congo

On May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a public discussion on illicit finance operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group’s new report, Covert Capital: The Kabila Family’s Secret Investment Bank, which tracks efforts by former President Joseph Kabila and his allies to subvert the DRC’s financial sector. Panelists provided insights into how global and local elites targeted Congolese banks for acquisition and engaged the audience in a discussion on how to best support regulators and combat corruption in Congo and abroad.

This event was part of the Africa Center’s Congo on the Edge initiative.