Celebration of the 2018 World Malaria Day

On April 25, 2018, the Foreign Service National (FSN)-led local Staff Care team in coordination with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) team at the USAID/DRC Mission observed the World Malaria Day by holding an event for the entire U.S. Embassy Kinshasa community to raise awareness on how to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria. The ...
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Apply now for the 2019 DRC Fulbright Foreign Student Program!

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa welcomes applications from qualified Congolese to study towards a master’s degree at a U.S. university through the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. The United States government, in partnership with American host universities, fully funds Fulbright Foreign Student scholarships.  Read More  
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Congratulations 2018 English Access Graduates!

In Lubumbashi, 91 youth graduated from the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Program, which opens personal and professional doors for youth by providing two years of English language training. Ninety-one Access students, along with their families, teachers, and local authorities, celebrated their graduation from the English Access Microscholarship Program, a two-year U.S. embassy-sponsored program that helps ...
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Embassy entrepreneurship mini fair showcases local businesses, builds networks

U.S. exchange program alumni and others gathered on December 22 for an entrepreneurship mini fair at the Muhammad Ali American Corner in Limete, Kinshasa. The fair—which aimed to showcase alumni businesses, build networks, and encourage others to launch businesses—included representatives from 20 local businesses who each presented to the 150-person audience their business model and ...
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U.S. Embassy Provides 100 Bandundu Ville Youth Two Years of English Classes through ACCESS program

On November 10, 2017, U.S. Embassy Kinshasa launched the English Access Microscholarship Program (ACCESS) in Bandundu Ville, Kwilu Province, DRC. ACCESS will provide 100 Bandundu Ville high school students a foundation in English language through two years of after-school classes. Mrs. Yolonda Kerney, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, led the embassy ...
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Alumni Promote Artistic Appreciation and Social Inclusion of Albinos

On Saturday, October 27, 2017 in Kinshasa, our former Fellows and other Community Service Day (CSD) volunteers joined the Fièrement Ndundu Festival organized by association ‘Plus de Couleurs’ as part of their volunteer activities. Their CSD aimed to promote artistic appreciation and support the social inclusion of Albinos. Other voluntary activities conducted by the community ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Visit to DRC

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, arrived today in Kinshasa! Here some pictures of her welcome at the airport! Ambassador Nikki R. Haley is the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Prior to her service at the United Nations, Ambassador Haley served as ...
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Astronaut thrills audience at re-opening of Kinshasa’s Priority Space American Corner

Ahead of his public lecture in Kinshasa, NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam participated in the re-opening ceremony for the American Corner  Limete after an extensive refurbishment and several technical upgrades. The new Priority American Space, named after Muhammed Ali and located within the Urban Library of Kinshasa, includes new computers, iPads, and a 3D printer. The ...
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Alumni preserve Congolese cultural heritage through volunteerism

Exchange alumni in Kinshasa focused their community service day on preserving DRC’s cultural heritage. Alumni, with the help of more than one hundred volunteers, organized a tour for 50 kids aged 7 to 16 at the National Museum in Kinshasa. Alumni guided kids through the museum while they listened to tour guides describe cultural variance ...
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YALI Network in Bukavu rehabs prison and inspires inmates to mark Mandela Day

To celebrate Mandela Day, a group of 30 youth led by Mandela Washington Fellows and YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Center alumni, painted walls and visited 50 inmates at Bukavu prison in South Kivu on July 18, 2017. The volunteers also brought food for the inmates, who were mostly youth aged 12 to 17. The ...
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Mandela Day celebrated in a Football Training Center for Kids in Kinshasa

On July 15, 2017, 4 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alums anticipated their Mandela Day celebration in “Éclat sport Academy” football training center for Kids. Led by Eric Cassinga, Safety health and environment expert, the group of alums from Kinshasa provided first aid techniques to 70 kids aged 5 to 17. The training on  first aid techniques ...
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Fulbright alumnus discusses new book on U.S. culture

On July 20, 2017, Professor Kiangu Sindani, a former Fulbright Visiting Scholar, discussed his new book, Les Cultures Régionales et Ethniques Aux États-Unis, at the UPC American Corner with an audience of 30 Congolese youth from various professional backgrounds. His book explores diversity in the United States and results from his participation in two exchange ...
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Ambassador Whitehead Speaks at The American School of Kinshasa Graduation

On June 7, Ambassador Robert Whitehead spoke at The American School of Kinshasa, where 21 students graduated. Emphasizing that TASOK is committed to hone real world skills of its student through events such as the TED conference and exercises that provide an opportunity to highlight individual leadership skills, Ambassador Whitehead underscored the importance of strong ...
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USAID and UKAID provide CENI with civic and voter education materials

On May 10, 2017, USAID and UKAID officially handed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) some civic and voter education materials to mobilize Congolese voters to participate in the electoral process including voter registration. These materials have been developed –through the financial support of USAID and UKAID—by the non-governmental organization Counterpart International in collaboration ...
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The Brent Birckhead Quartet in Kinshasa!

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation month, the US Embassy welcomed the Brent Birckhead Quartet to Kinshasa. The Quartet held a master class on April 25th at College Boboto, featuring a mix of music students from the national school of arts and other aspiring jazz musicians. They worked with the students on a number of musical ...
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Local Journalists attend PennU MOOC “English for Journalism”

A dozen local print and broadcast journalists attended the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “English for Journalism”—created by the University of Pennsylvania—at Embassy Kinshasa’s Information and Research Center, from February 23 to April 27.  The journalists, most of whom graduated from the Congo-American Language Institute (CALI), studied the principles of journalism, were provided substantial insight ...
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Alumni-led Community Service Day at Kintambo’s house of the Aged

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, alumni and volunteers organized an event to clean up the compound, create a vegetable garden, provide healthcare, cook, and provide meals at the Kintambo’s house of the aged. Apart from the work done, they also made an important donation of various products at the same place.
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American Film Showcase 2017

Over thirty participants from the film industry in Kinshasa attended workshops focused on editing ,marketing and distribution of films. These workshops organized by the US Embassy Kinshasa, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the American Film Showcase took place from March 20th to March 28th 2017 and they were led by film ...
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‘Community Service Day’ Awareness Program at Shaumba Highschool

Shaumba girls’ public school of Kinshasa has decided to incorporate the “community service day” program conceived and led by USG exchange program alums in its educational curriculum. So at the beginning of the international women’s month, US Embassy/Kinshasa and DRC’s alumni association held on March 2, 2017 an official informative ceremony about that monthly volunteer ...
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Community Service Day for environment

On Saturday, February 25, the 2017 second edition of our Community Service Day (CSD) volunteer program was held. From Lubumbashi to Kinshasa, via Ngandajika, Kisangani, Kindu or Mbandaka, several hundred Congolese citizens have performed generous acts and offered free services for the general welfare of their communities or to support disadvantaged groups. Activities included donations ...
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Alumni Meet With Embassy Political Section

On February 8, 2017, Embassy Kinshasa’s Public Affairs Section organized a discussion between members of the embassy’s political section, and alumni of the embassy’s exchange programs.  The discussion focused on the alumni’s work and preoccupations on democracy, elections, good governance, peace, security, conflict resolution, human rights, civic engagement, youth and gender issues. This initiative allows ...
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MLK and Religious Freedom Days Commemorated

On January 13, 2017 representatives of DRC religious communities gathered at the CEPAS (Centre d’Etudes Pour l’Action Sociale) around US Embassy Kinshasa’s Chargé d’affaires Mr. David Brown for a discussion on the emerging role of faith-based organizations in civil society in the DRC. Over 100 participants attended the discussion, organized by the Congo American Language ...
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A New USAID-funded Media Resources Center (MRC) Available for Journalists in Kinshasa.

On December 7, 2016, the U.S. Ambassador James Swan with USAID Mission Director Christophe Tocco visited the MRC facilities established by the USAID-funded Media Sector Development Program (MSDP) implemented by Internews Network. During the visit, Ambassador Swan met with 31 young Congolese bloggers and social media activists who are currently participating in a conference to ...
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The New MOOC Session Launched !

On November 17, 2016, Kinshasa launched the newest session of the successful MOOC program, with approximately 2000 registered learners throughout the country. The 4 courses provided during this session in different MOOC camps address key post goals, such as promoting English learning for entrepreneurs, an understanding of the power of nonviolence through a course on ...
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Preventing Gender-Based Violence

From November 25 to December 10, the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise awareness of the problem and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. Below are some related ShareAmerica stories you can feature on your social media properties. Violence against women and girls harms everyone A drive for women’s empowerment She grew up with domestic violence. Today it shapes her police work. When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone One in three: Why this statistic will haunt you and what you can do about it Women’s rights are human rights
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