News / / 08.21.20

The Daily Nation: North Koreans used Congolese bank to launder money – report

A US-based watchdog has released a report accusing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of being a money laundering haven for North Koreans.

The Sentry, an investigative organisation backed by American actor George Clooney, says the Democratic Republic of Congo was used by North Korea to escape punitive sanctions imposed by the US and the United Nations.

The report says the regime of former DRC President Joseph Kabila had officials who entertained North Korean merchants who “exploited the vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the Congolese banking sector to gain access to the global financial system…”

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