United State bars senior DRC officials over corruption and election rigging

The United State has designated several senior officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as persona non grata for their involvement in acts of corruption regarding electoral malpractices.

It announced the designation of the senior DRC officials under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018. The U.S. said they were designated “due to these officials’ involvement in significant corruption related to the DRC’s electoral process’’.