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Updates to “All the President’s Wealth”

In response to Congo Research Group’s report, published July 19, 2017, All the President’s Wealth: The Kabila Family Business, several individuals and companies have issued statements.  We are including those statements below:

Nando’s

“Nando’s is not operating in the DRC as we exited our franchise agreement in 2011. Please can the report and any other records be updated to reflect this.”

– Daryl ShapiroHead of Customer Care, Nando’s IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa)

Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines issued a statement to Congo Research Group, which can be found here.

Emmanuel Adrupiako

Congo Research Group initially reached out to Mr. Adrupiako via WhatsApp, which can be found here.  His initial response can be found here.  Mr. Adrupiako later issued a statement to Congo Research Group through his lawyer, Willy Ngashi Ngashi.  His statement can be found here and his lawyer’s letter can be found here.

Congo Research Group will continue to update this post with additional responses and statements.