DRC – 25 August 2015

High Court grounds aircraft from Democratic Republic of Congo in Dublin over €10m dispute
The High Court has grounded an aircraft allegedly owned by a state owned airline of the Democratic Republic of Congo from leaving Dublin Airport in a dispute over an unpaid debt of €10m.
The interim injunction prevents both the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the airline the operates the aircraft, an Airbus A320 currently undergoing works in Dublin, La Société Congo Airlines, from moving, operating or otherwise interfering with the aircraft without their consent.

Farewell Remarks by DRC Ambassador to USA Faida Mitifu
Washington, DC — The departing ambassador to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Faida Mitifu, has been in demand as a spokesperson for her country and as a person who could explain Africa’s resilience and prospects to Americans. At a Diplomatic Partnership reception for her at the U.S. Department of State, ?Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield commended her as an unusually skilled envoy, conveying important understandings between the two governments. Following are Ambassador Mitifu’s remarks at the reception.