Friday, October 30, 2020

Congo-Kinshasa: U.S. Sanctions Top Congolese Election Officials

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned three senior Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officials. OFAC designated three senior Congolese election commission (CENI) officials: Corneille Yobeluo Nangaa, CENI President; Norbert Basengezi Katintima, CENI Vice-President; and Katintima’s son, Marcellin Basengezi Mukolo, a high-level CENI advisor. This action follows the outcome of the December 2018 elections that is widely seen as undemocratic, and the result of an allegedly corrupt deal made behind the scenes.

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