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A former DRC minister has been convicted of money laundering

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A former prime minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sentenced to three years in prison for money laundering and money laundering.

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Prosecutors have investigated Willy Bakonga in connection with the theft of funds intended to fund a free education program in the country’s primary schools.

Bakonga was repatriated from neighboring Congo-Brazzaville last month, where he was arrested while flying to the French capital, Paris with $ 30,000 in his wallet.

In February, the World Bank suspended a $ 100 million first aid package to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fund a free education program due to fears of corruption.

Last month, two public education officials were sentenced to 20 years in prison for embezzlement.

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