Illicit Finance in DR Congo
May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
In 2018, flawed elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) brought an end to Joseph Kabila’s eighteen-year rule. As supporters of President Félix Tshisekedi celebrated a peaceful transfer of power, however imperfect, Kabila’s Common Front for Congo party swept the legislative elections, retaining a dominant majority. Caught between the new administration and the old regime, Congo has entered an uncertain moment in its history. To maintain his position at the top, Kabila has many tools at his disposal, including hidden networks and institutions that subvert the rule of law and funnel illicit finances to himself and his allies.
The Enough Project and the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center are hosting a discussion on illicit finance operations in the DRC. John Dell’Osso, Senior Investigator at The Sentry, will join experts in discussing how Kabila and his allies manipulated the DRC’s financial sector and what it means for embattled President Félix Tshisekedi and the Congolese people.
This event is open to press and is on the record.