Congo's President Joseph Kabila has suspended six government ministers accused of embezzling money through state-run companies.

Mr. Kabila says the sanctions target the ministers of energy, transport and communications, higher education, public works and infrastructure, mining, and external trade.

The government also suspended 10 top officials in state-run companies as part of an ongoing probe into corruption charges.

Mr. Kabila's transition government is struggling to rebuild the nation, following more than 30 years of corrupt rule by former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

Mobutu's regime was accused of massive fraud and looting of funds through government offices and state mining companies.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and AP.