OFAC has added 2 Democratic Republic of the Congo government officials to its SDN list. The details are here.
Evariste Boshab is said to be a key player in leading President Kabila’s strategy to remain in power after his constitutional term ends on 19 December 2016, and to have supported the neutralisation of opposition demonstrations. Kalev Mutondo is said to have ordered officials to ensure that the DRC’s electoral process favours President Kabila, and the surveillance and extrajudicial arrest and detainment of opposition members, many of whom are reported to have been tortured.
In June 2016, the UN Security Council expressed concern over the arrest of political opposition members in the DRC and urged the President to observe the DRC constitution by holding elections before the end of the year.