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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
AC

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

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

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

Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Below the surface, a game changer in Congolese politics

“Shikata,” or “remain seated” in Swahili, claim the posters on Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s effigy in the streets of Lubumbashi. But while everyone’s attention is focused on the regime’s contortions to stay in power, despite constitutional impediments to doing so and deep domestic discontent, the 2015 break-up of Congo’s existing provinces has upended politics below […]

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Corruption

Wed, May 30, 2018

Congolese opposition unify ahead of presidential elections

Democratic Republic of the Congo opposition leaders Moïse Katumbi and Felix Tshisekedi are on a US and European tour to lobby for further sanctions against the regime of President Joseph Kabila and for continued Western pressure towards free and fair elections, scheduled for December. They have formed an alliance which, they hope, can unite the […]

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Corruption

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Congo’s conflict gold trade: recent findings and recommendations for the future

On October 24, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center partnered with The Sentry at the Enough Project to host a discussion on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s conflict gold trade, occasioned by the release of the group’s new report: The Golden Laundromat. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Africa’s economic prospects in 2017: Ten countries to watch

The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, “the worst year for average economic growth” in the region in over twenty years, according to a report from Ernst & Young. […]

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa Angola

Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Joseph Kabila Has Passed His Expiration Date

The United States must work to avoid another ‘world war’ in Africa, says Atlantic Council’s J. Peter Pham The United States must ratchet up pressure on Congolese President Joseph Kabila in an attempt to convince him to leave office; a failure to do so would risk dragging the country and its neighbors into a costly […]

AfricaSource by Ashish Kumar Sen

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo