Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa: May 15, 2018

Location:  Goma Event: Embassy Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area around Virunga National Park in Goma. On May 11, just north of Goma rebels attacked a convoy and killed a park ranger and kidnapped two tourists traveling within Virunga Park. Kidnappings in the Eastern Congo remain a serious concern, and are one of ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa: May 10, 2018

Location:  Equateur Province Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens that the DRC’s health minister and the World Health Organization reported 27 possible cases, which includes 17 deaths and 2 confirmed cases, of Ebola virus disease in the province of Equateur, 200 kilometers south of Mbandaka.  The Ebola Virus is one of the hemorrhagic ...
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Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO  October 16, 2017  The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) because of ongoing instability and sporadic violence in many parts of the country.  Very poor transportation infrastructure throughout the DRC, and poor security conditions in the Eastern Congo ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fighting in Uvira

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of violent clashes and fighting between government forces and militia groups in and around the area of Uvira in South Kivu.  As the security situation has degraded significantly around Uvira, the Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Uvira and exercise caution in all parts of South Kivu. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunfire Reported in Kinshasa

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gunfire in the following areas of Kinshasa: Bandal Ngiri-Ngiri Makal Matadi Road near Ngaliema Matete The exact nature of the incidents remains unconfirmed at this time, and contacts in multiple neighborhoods may be reporting the same incidents. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike in Kinshasa, August 8-9

The U.S. Embassy has learned that opposition groups have called for a general strike, or “Ville Morte,” in Kinshasa from August 8-9.  As with any planned political event, there may be disruptions to transportation and road blockages in and around Kinshasa.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution and to limit non-essential trips. Even demonstrations ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Political Protests in Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu, and Lubumbashi

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of planned political protests in Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu, and Lubumbashi on Monday, July 31.  As with any planned political event, disruptions to transportation may occur in these cities.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution and to limit non-essential trips. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that even demonstrations ...
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U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, D.R.C. – Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Checkpoints in Kinshasa

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens that numerous checkpoints have been observed throughout Kinshasa since the Makala Prison break.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the following guidance when approaching these checkpoints: Slow down when approaching checkpoints. Turn on your interior vehicle light at night. Stop your vehicle at the checkpoint as ...
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Travel Warning D.R. Congo

1. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the DRC. There is ongoing instability and sporadic violence in many parts of the DRC. Very poor transportation infrastructure throughout the country and poor security conditions in eastern DRC make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide consular services anywhere outside ...
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U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens of reports of civil unrest in Kinshasa in the areas of Barumbu (near Hotel Memling), Lemba and Limete. The Embassy has also received unconfirmed reports of unrest in the areas of Ave du Commerce, Ave Tomalbaye, Rue du Kasai, Kalamu, Ndjili Quatiere, Flambeau, Mabambare, Marche Central, Marche ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Demonstrations on December 19 (November 28, 2016)

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens of the potential for large-scale demonstrations and civil unrest on/around December 19, the date on which President Kabila’s term in office was due to end before his government delayed elections. The Embassy reviews its security posture periodically and is considering changing its posture in response to the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ville Morte (General Strike) October 19, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens living or traveling in the DRC that political opposition groups have called for “ville morte” (general strike) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Kinshasa. There may be disruptions to transportation in Kinshasa and other major population centers. The U.S. Embassy will be open on Wednesday.  The Consular ...
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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing instability and sporadic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The potential for civil unrest remains high in Kinshasa and other major cities. In addition armed groups, bandits, and some elements of the Congolese armed forces continue to engage in murder, kidnapping, and robbery ...
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Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2016 Refugee Admissions

The United States is taking the lead in meeting the unprecedented challenge of the global refugee crisis.  At the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September, President Obama brought together world leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly to galvanize additional humanitarian support, improve educational and access to lawful work for refugees, and expand ...
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Travel Warning: Democratic Republic of Congo

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of continued instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The potential for civil unrest is high in parts of Kinshasa and other major cities. As a result of the deteriorating security situation, family members of U.S. government personnel have been ordered to leave the country beginning ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Unrest

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the continued potential for unrest in sections of Kinshasa. Although there have only been reports of limited disturbances in Kinshasa today, U.S. citizens should remain in place until the risk of civil unrest has ended. U.S. government travel to the DRC continues to remain temporarily halted. The road ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Unrest in Kinshasa

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing civil unrest in various sections of Kinshasa and other major cities throughout the country. All official U.S. government travel to the DRC has been halted. The Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens not to travel to the DRC. The current state of protests in Kinshasa has made it ...
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