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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DRC: End of Ordered Departure for EFMs

Effective October 07, 2016, the Department of State ended the ordered departure of family members of U.S. government personnel, permitting family members to return to Kinshasa. We are taking this action based on our current assessment of the security situation in Kinshasa and the broader Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ‎We will continue to ...
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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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