The Council has adopted restrictive measures against 9 individuals who hold positions of responsibility in the State administration and in the chain of command of the security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with immediate effect.They join the 7 people on whom the EU imposed sanctions as of 12 December 2016 in response to the obstruction of the electoral process and related human rights violations.During the colonial era, before the DRC gained independence as Zaire, the Belgian Congo administration did not let Africans watch foreign films.

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Most of the country is covered by dense tropical forest. The Congo River forms the eastern and southern borders and is one of the most important natural resources.

The local peoples have long used the river for food, transportation, and electricity.

"Hello Sir/Madam" is how you should address someone the first time you meet and you can even shake hands.

However, it is best to wait until your superior extends his/her hand.

On the political front, the EU expresses its concern about the lack of a consensus to take forward the transition.

It reiterates that in order to exit the crisis on a sustainable footing, the transition must lead to democratic and transparent elections, held as soon as possible and in compliance with the Constitution and the Political Agreement of 31 December 2016.

Congolese joke around a lot, but humour may be a source of misunderstanding for foreigners for the simple reason that it is not always universal.

Avoid giving people nicknames as people prefer to be called by their real names, unless they have given you permission to call them by some other name.

EU declaration on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The European Union remains seriously concerned by the deterioration of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).