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Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Englebert in the Journal of Democracy: Aspirations and realities in Africa: The DRC’s electoral sideshow

In the News by Pierre Englebert

Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sat, Jun 1, 2019

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 […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Africa Corruption

Wed, May 22, 2019

Covert Capital: Illicit Finance in the DR Congo

On Wednesday, May 22, the Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a 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. Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, Africa Center director of […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Tangled! The new politics of the Congo

On Wednesday, April 10, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on provincial decentralization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Africa Center Senior Fellow Dr. Pierre Englebert and Congo researcher Ms. Lisa Jené. Africa Center Director of Programs and Studies and Deputy Director Ms. Bronwyn Bruton welcomed guests and highlighted the […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Congolese president cites threat from ISIS, seeks US help to fight terrorism

Félix Tshisekedi seeks a "strategic partnership" with the United States to address the challenge of terrorism.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Democratic Republic of the Congo Terrorism
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Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Congolese president discusses strategic partnership with the United States

On April 4, the Africa Center hosted H.E. Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), during his first official visit to the United States. For an audience of senior US policy makers and non-profit representatives, President Tshisekedi discussed his country’s relationship with the United States. In particular, he hoped to […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Partnerships

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Congolese president discusses strategic partnership with the United States

On Thursday, April 4, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham, who concurrently serves as US special envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, introduced the President and welcomed participants. […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Nobel Peace Prize laureate on sexual violence in the DRC

On January 28, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for a discussion on the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Introducing the distinguished guest, Atlantic Council […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Congo’s election sham

The Congo government’s spurious disqualification of popular opposition candidates and the regime’s increasingly desperate attempts to prevent those remaining from campaigning demonstrate that Kabila not only intends to turn Congo’s elections into a sham.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert and Georges Kasongo Kalumba

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

‘Conflict gold’ fueling war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Militias and warlords are selling gold to fund their military activities and political control in eastern Congo and their illicit trade is not just flowing to the black market, but “may be coming here to the United States as well as Europe,” Sasha Lezhnev, deputy director of policy for the Enough Project, explained.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Democratic Republic of the Congo