Local Government in Congo Kinshasa

  • Africa: U.S. State Department To Get Experienced Diplomat in Key Africa Post

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/30 Donald Yamamoto, who has extensive diplomatic experience in Africa inclunding two tours as a U.S. ambassador, will take office as Acting Assistant Secretary of National for Africa on 5 September. He is the second career official tapped for a senior policy position on Africa in the Trump government.Donald Yamamoto, who has extensive diplomatic experience in Africa including two tours as a U.S. ambassador, will take office as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Africa on 5 September. He is the second career official tapped for a senior policy position on Africa in the Trump administration. Senior CIA analyst Cyril Sartor was hired as senior director for Africa at the National Security Council earier this month Key Africa jobs at the Defense Department (DOD) and the U.S. Agency for International Development remain vacant. "Having someone with Don Yamamoto's experience in that post is very significant," Mel Foote, Constituency for Africa president, told AllAfrica. "As Africa confronts a lot of challenges, we want to see responsible U.S. engagement in partnership with African governments and civil society organizations."
  • Like father, like son: Who is Felix Tshisekedi, and can he keep Congo’s opposition together?

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2017/03/07 As 2016 slid into 2017, things weren’t going well, exactly, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but they weren’t going as badly as they may have, either. The bloodbath that some analysts had expected on December 19 – at the same time as President Joseph Kabila’s term officially expired – at no time materialised, and the government and opposition had reached a landmark transaction to hold new elections by the end of this year. In addition, the major opposition coalition had agreed to participate in a transitional government until those elections took place, with Kabila remaining president and veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi slated for prime minister.
  • UN Special Envoy calls on Congolese political stakeholders to demonstrate flexibility and readiness for compromise to facilitate peaceful election process

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2016/11/28 Said Djinnit, the Appropriate Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, concluded today a four-day visit to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The objective of the visit was to consult with a wide range of national stakeholders on the electoral process and related political issues and seek their views on how best to support the ongoing mediation efforts led by the Conference Episcopale Nationale du Congo (CENCO).
  • South African general to head UN force in DR Congo

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2016/01/03 South Africa's General Derrick Mgwebi was on Tuesday named the new commander of the UN Force for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO), the UN mission said in a statement. Mgwebi replaces Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, a Brazilian general who left MONUSCO last month next serving for two years. In the statement, the UN office highlighted the national and international military experience of Gen. Mgwebi who led the UN Mission in Burundi between 2004 and 2006, and is currently the Director of the Joint Operations Division of the South African defense forces.