OFAC Sanctions – DRC: Congolese Officials

Last week, OFAC added Congolese officials on its SDN list due to their activities that undermined DRC elections.  As the Treasury release notes, “[t]his action follows persistent corruption by senior officials within the DRC’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and the former Kabila Government to obstruct and delay preparations for credible and inclusive elections.”  The three senior CENI officials who were sanctioned are Corneille Yobeluo Nangaa (Nangaa), CENI President; Norbert Basengezi Katintima (Katintima), CENI Vice-President; and Katintima’s son, Marcellin Basengezi Mukolo (Basengezi), a high-level CENI advisor.  As a result of this actions, all of the designated persons’ assets within U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

This is a summary.  Click here for the full Treasury release.

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