Agence Nationale de Renseignements (ANR) is a government intelligence agency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The role of the agency is to ensure «internal security and external security » of the state.

ANR was created in the beginning of 1997 as intelligence service of the Alliance des Forces démocratiques pour la Libération du Congo (AFDL). In May 1997, the agency integrated the premises of the former Service national d'intelligence et de protection (SNIP), which had been renamed Direction générale de la sûreté nationale (DGSN) in 1996.

In October of 2002, Georges Leta Mangasa, the chairman of ANR was sentenced to death with other persons in the course of Laurent-Désiré Kabila's assassination. Before this, in 2001, the interim president, Joseph Kabila, appointed Kazadi Nyembwe for the chair of the ANR.

The agency is strongly criticized for the disrespect of human rights by several organisations. [1]

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  1. Responses to information requests: Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC38748.FE), Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 25 March 2002.
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