Dictatorship

19Dec 2016

The Washington-based lobbying firm BGR has failed to deliver for Joseph Kabila. In September 2016, BGR and the Congolese government signed a contract worth $875,000. Ed Rogers, BGR founder and a Washington Post writer has been one of Donald Trump’s fiercest critics. Kabila’s lobbyist has called Trump stupid liar and racist, described him as a… Continue reading

11Nov 2016

Just a few days before the US presidential elections, four Congress members urged US President to “expand the scope of sanctions” and initiate “additional judicial investigations into kleptocratic activity by top DRC officials”. The Congressional letter to president Obama is bipartisan, being supported alike by Democrats and Republicans. Two Republican lawmakers signed the letter: Ed… Continue reading

27Oct 2016

US government sanctions will be expanded to include Joseph Kabila’s family and other senior government, security, and intelligence officials in the DRC. The list of sanctions targets includes Kalev Mutond, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, Emmanuel Andrupiako, Albert Yuma Mulimbi, Moïse Ekanga, Zoé Kabila and Jaynet Kabila. Kabila’s powerful allies in business are also in the firing… Continue reading

17Oct 2016

If you are one of Joseph Kabila’s associates, you are going to lose your money. The US Government message is unequivocal. Imposing sanctions on two members of Kabila’s inner circle is a decision with immediate effect. They have been added to the OFAC’s black list and OFAC is one of the most powerful US government… Continue reading

23Jun 2016

President Joseph Kabila has broken his country’s Constitution: there won’t be presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. A corrupt and incapable president refuses to cede power. With the people set against him and an unambiguous two-term limit in the Constitution, Kabila clings to power using violence and repression.   A corrupt,… Continue reading

22Mar 2016

Lavish birthday celebration amid severe drought. Huge birthday cakes served to the presidential couple amid starvation fears. 92 years old Robert Mugabe, who has been ruling Zimbabwe with an iron fist for almost three decades, has no sense of decency. Dictators tend to live longer … … but Robert Mugabe seems immortal. The world’s oldest… Continue reading