Former Congo PM Matata Ponyo Mapon stripped of immunity over corruption allegations

Democratic Republic of Congo’s former prime minister Matata Ponyo Mapon’s parliamentary immunity was lifted on Monday, as the Senate leadership announced it had authorised a criminal investigation into allegations he misappropriated $140 million. Congo’s public prosecutor last month accused Matata of ordering payments to people without valid claims to government compensation under a law meant… Read More Former Congo PM Matata Ponyo Mapon stripped of immunity over corruption allegations