The political climate in Congo continues to shift rapidly. Opposition groups and civil society met in Belgium in early June to declare with a unified voice their commitment to the Congolese constitution and free, fair, and timely elections within a Constitutional process. On June 23, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed individual sanctions on Céléstin Kanyama, the Congolese National Police (PNC) Provincial police commissioner for Kinshasa, who has been responsible for human rights abuses against civilians with the intent to repress free speech and to undermine democracy.
Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST for a conference call with experts and Panzi Foundation USA Board Members Anthony Gambino and Nita Evele. Mr. Gambino is the former USAID Mission Director in the Congo with over 35 years of experience in the DRC and Central Africa. Ms. Evele is the Director for Congo Global Action, and is a leader in Congolese civil society and diaspora. The call will focus on analysis of the escalating political crisis in the DRC, and what next for the international response. A moderated Q&A will follow opening remarks. This call will be off the record.
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