Journalists Killed  |  Democratic Republic of the Congo

Belmonde Magloire Missinhoun

La Pointe Congo

September 3, 1998, in Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Missinhoun, owner of the independent financial newspaper La Pointe Congo, was last seen when he was arrested shortly after a traffic accident with a military vehicle in Kinshasa and transported to an unknown location. Police investigations into the journalist's disappearance have yielded no results to date. Missinhoun, who is originally from Benin, has lived in Kinshasa for approximately 30 years. La Pointe Congo has not published since the fall of president Mobutu Sese Seko. It is feared that the journalist, who had close ties to the Mobutu regime, has been killed.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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