The DRC's new ambassador to Russia, Ivan Vangu Ngimbi, who has been living in a hotel since his arrival last June in Moscow, is about to move his country's diplomatic representation from a decrepit suburban building to a more fitting location in the heart of the city.
The Congolese army recently placed an order for Russian military helicopters, much to the dismay of European powers and Washington.
Ever since Félix Tshisekedi took power, Washington had hoped he would curb China's huge influence in the country. Four years later, the United States is bitterly disappointed that it has failed to break Beijing's hegemony in strategic mining issues.
The appointment of UN-mandated expert panels is being increasingly hotly debated in New York. On one side are the P3 members of the US, France and UK, and on the other the P2 of Russia and China.
A senior civil servant in charge of financial affairs at the South African embassy in the DRC is suspected of having favoured a Congolese associate when awarding maintenance contracts.
The committee preparing the next conference of former president Joseph Kabila's Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Democratie (PPRD) is to be set up this Friday.
Breaking news published on 15/07/22, 18:45 - According to Africa Intelligence, a delegation of senior Rwandan intelligence officials travelled to Kinshasa on 12 July for a secret meeting with the Congolese services.
The private company is taking an interest in the DR Congo's security market, lured by opportunities to train its armed forces and police and by the country's need for military equipment.
The UN Security Council is considering a French-led resolution that would overhaul the arms embargo regime imposed on the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Paris has had to revise its initial plan in the face of reluctance from London and Washington.
Western capitals and the United Nations remain wary of dealing with the evidence that they say they have concerning Rwanda's support for the rebel M23 movement, much to the displeasure of Kinshasa.
For several weeks, Russian diplomats all over Africa have been using all the means at their disposal to justify their country's invasion of Ukraine and limit its impact on Russia's interests on the continent.
Relations between Russia and the Central African Republic remain strong, yet they've grown tense in recent weeks. Moscow, deprived of its official representatives in the country, is now working in the dark.