The Democratic Republic of Congo is closing down all unregulated ports that are operating illegally.

The move is to return some order to the international trade in the region. One of the Largest Sub Saharan country in Africa is separated by Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania in the East by several lakes but also has a coastline in the Atlantic in the West of Africa.

Several ports have been created on these shores over decade but the body created to manage them has no control.

The government admits that the weak leadership over years allowed criminal to ports and even blocked security state enterprises and inspection by the customs agencies.