How did DAN GERTLER, the diamond dealer from Kabila, find his tax haven at Afriland Congo bypassing American sanctions? (the world, bloomberg, global witness)

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A year ago, in June, a group of bankers entered a US Treasury office in Washington to perhaps fulfill one of the most important missions of their careers: to save a country from financial collapse. Among them, Willy Mulamba, the highest executive of Citigroup Inc. in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country rich in mineral resources but extremely poor in Central Africa. Mulamba, a 51-year-old Congolese banker who returned to the Congo after years abroad, was part of a small, desperate team to dissuade U.S. Treasury officials from cutting…

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DRC: Inlukamba press release, Amorphism reflects PPRD political pressure

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The righteous behavior of the Minister of Justice with regard to the Minaku – Sakata law, on his annotations addressed to the Office of the National Assembly without the approval of the Prime Minister, attitude which led to his brief interpellation causing an amplified crisis of interinstitutional confidence by the famous letter from Minister Inlukamba, offensive to the President of the Republic, is a sign that the Prime Minister was under strong pressure from his political family who signed and read the press release in his place but with which…

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Burundi: hard-core regime, Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, becomes Prime Minister

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The Burundian National Assembly approved on Tuesday the appointment by President Évariste Ndayishimiye of Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, one of the hardliners of the regime, as Prime Minister, in the absence of the deputies of the main opposition party who boycotted the meeting. “The general police commissioner Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni was approved by 92 votes for and 2 against on the 94 voting deputies”, announced the president of the National assembly, Pascal Nyabenda, at the end of the vote. The post of Prime Minister is new. It was created thanks to the new…

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Pompeo attacks John Bolton after his fire on Trump: “A threat to the United States”

Mike Pompeo

John Bolton’s book paints a very unflattering portrait of Donald Trump, presented as ill-advised, “incompetent” and obsessed with his only re-election. American Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo compared John Bolton, the former close adviser to Donald Trump who publishes a vitriolic book on the President of the United States, on Monday to Edward Snowden, a former US intelligence official charged with espionage. “Frankly, the information he publishes pose heavy criminal risks to him,” warned the Secretary of State on Fox News, on the eve of the release of “The Room Where…

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Kick-off of first trials of Covid-19 vaccine candidate in Africa

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South Africa will launch the first clinical trial of a continent-wide coronavirus vaccine this week, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg announced on Tuesday. The vaccine, known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, was developed by the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford and is already being tested in the UK, where more than 4,000 people are expected to participate. In South Africa, some 2,000 people were enrolled in this trial, including 50 with the HIV virus. “We started to select participants […] last week and the first will be vaccinated…

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DRC: UN, Diplomats, press, clerk, a powerful lobby in the service of V. Kamerhe

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The so-called “100-day” trial, which will have its first verdict today Saturday June 20, 2020, will go from rebound to rebound. Proof of a real machine in the service of the now former Director of Cabinet Vital Kamerhe who drains a panoply of statesmen, politicians, lawyers, magistrates, presses insistently to avoid him at all costs a conviction. The final attempt by the clerk of the constitutional court to stay today’s verdict is just a tree hiding the forest. Pressure on Félix Tshisekedi Since the start of the investigation at the…

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DRC: Kinshasa, COVID-19, deconfinement, Gentiny Ngobila plays the sorcerer’s apprentice!

Gentiny Ngobila

The Governor of the City of Kinshasa Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka, spends day after his inability to govern the city of Kinshasa. The posture of the Bourgmestre or of a mayor would have been favorable to him in view of his meager achievements which are almost confined to the only commune of Gombe. RAGE (Autonomous Republic of the Gombe) The city of Kinshasa seems vast in the vision of the current Governor of the city of Kinshasa. Almost all of these measures, “Kin Bopeto, Closure of the Central Market, Containment, COVID-19,…

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MANGAYA column: WEB summary for the day Friday 12 June 2020

Mangaya Pitshou

The president of the national assembly, Jeanine Mabunda asked the government for an additional $ 2,000 to the emoluments of the deputies and an upward revision of 50% of the envelope allocated to the operation of the office of the national assembly. 🚨 🔴Presidency 🇨🇩 I wish a happy birthday to the president of the republic Félix Tshisekedi Antoine Tshilombo 🇨🇩🎂🎂🎂 “The Head of State who closely follows the ups and downs of the vacation to the vice-presidency of the National Assembly, is concerned with the stability of the institutions.…

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MANGAYA column: WEB summary of the day for Thursday 11 June 2020

Mangaya Pitshou

🔴Presidency 🇨🇩 – In order to reassure African economies facing the health crisis due to the Covid 19 the Head of State 🇨🇩 Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi took part this Thursday by videoconference, in the Meeting of the Bureau of the African Union chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa. 🔴Justice 🇨🇩 – The judgment will be rendered on Saturday June 20, 2020. The three defendants (Kamerhe, Jammal and Muhima) claim their innocence. – I thank rtnc 📺 for the retransmission of the trial for more than 11 hours 9:40 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. ⏰…

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Death of Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali: the French army delivers the details of the operation

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Abdelmalek Droukdel, head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed by French soldiers on June 3 in northern Mali. The military operation that led to this elimination took place in the Tessalit region, not far from the Algerian border. This Thursday morning, the French General Staff unveiled the story. This Wednesday, June 3, in the early afternoon, in a desert area and difficult to approach, everything went very quickly. While the intelligence services, supported by the American ally, had known for two days that there was…

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