Department of State Announces Additional $7 million to Combat Ebola in DRC

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                     May 22, 2018 MEDIA NOTE On May 17, Secretary Mike Pompeo determined it is in the national interest to make $5 million available immediately from the Emergency Reserve Fund to respond to the emerging outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that poses a ...
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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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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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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa: May 7, 2018

Location:  Goma Event: Embassy Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area around the Karibu Hotel in Goma. On April 30, individuals armed with machetes attempted to enter and occupy Karibu Hotel property. Local security authorities dispersed the individuals and reported no injuries. Reports say that this incident may be associated with a land dispute ...
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The CALI Mass Choir concert for Black History Month

Black History Month began from a statement highlighting the total or partial absence of the role played by African Americans in the history of the United States in teaching, press, or media. From this was established the Black History Month, which is a justice to African Americans for their contribution to American society. Its instigator ...
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Announcing the 2018 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) contest!

Announcing the 2018 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) contest! To apply, read below and send applications to KinshasaExchange@state.gov by March 19, 2018. Do you want to build a better world? Do you have an innovative public service project idea for your community? Your ideas matter! The AEIF competition funds teams of past and current U.S. government ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Arria-Formula Meeting on the DRC

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations February 12, 2018 AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, I thank all of you for your briefings. Our presence at this gathering sends a strong ...
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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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United States Welcomes Announcement of Electoral Calendar in the Democratic Republic of Congo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON The United States welcomes the announcement by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that long overdue elections will take place. With the announcement of the December 2018 date, the DRC has taken a significant step toward realizing its first peaceful, ...
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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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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: 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. Government contributes $400,000 to contain recent DRC Ebola outbreak

Following this cluster of illness and deaths in and around Bas-Uele, on May 5, 2017, the provincial health team began a hemorrhagic fever outbreak investigation which was confirmed after tests at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in Kinshasa.  After tests confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus, on May 11, 2017, the Ministry ...
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USAID Awards a New Activity to Increase Household Incomes in South Kivu

USAID is proud to announce a new $23 million, five-year award: Feed the Future Democratic Republic of the Congo Value Chains activity. The goal is to increase household incomes and access to nutrient rich crops by linking 60,000 small-holder farmers in South Kivu to markets and suppliers. The activity will increase specialty coffee production and ...
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Treasury Sanctions Senior Congolese Official

Treasury Sanctions Senior Congolese Official for Leading Republican Guard in Undermining Democratic Processes Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned a senior Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) official pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13413, as amended by E.O. 13671, which authorizes sanctions in light of activities that ...
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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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U.S. Statement on the Nomination of a New Prime Minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United States reiterates its disappointment that signatories to the December 31 agreement were unable to reach agreement on the selection of a new Prime Minister in accordance with the agreement. Full and swift implementation by the government of the DRC of the agreement in conformance with UN Security Council Resolution 2348 is essential to ...
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U.S State Department: On Lack of Progress on the Political Agreement in the DRC

STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON The United States is disappointed by lack of progress in implementation of the December 31 Saint-Sylvestre Political Agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are concerned by the inability of both the Government of the DRC and the leaders of the opposition Rassemblement coalition to make the ...
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College Competitive Club Public Annoucement

Young Congolese who have just obtained your state diploma.  Congratulations!  If you meet the following criteria : You have achieved a consistent score of 75% or above from fourth year onwards You have a National Examination scores of 75% or above You have obtained your diploma  in 2015-2016 You are less than 20 years old ...
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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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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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United States Supports Continued Efforts Toward a More Inclusive Agreement in the DRC

The United States recognizes that the coming weeks will be critical in determining whether the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pursues a path of democratic principles and compromise, or one that risks a return to violence and instability. We underscore our support for the discussions facilitated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CENCO) between the ...
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USG Celebrates its Longstanding Partnership With the DRC to Improve Access to Life-Saving Medicines and Health Commodities

Kinshasa, November 18, 2017 – The United States Embassy Kinshasa is pleased to announce the closeout of three projects funded by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): the DELIVER project, Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) and Supply Chain Management System (SCMS). For more than three years, ...
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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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MWF Alumni Mentoring Program for Teenagers

On September 26, 2016, Mandela-Washington Fellowship alumni began a mentoring program with teenagers at Lycée Shaumba High School. The Embassy alumni coordinator matched YALI alumni with four teenagers who have been selected for the next Pan-African Youth Leadership Program for the first mentoring session. The mentoring is scheduled to continue for at least one year.
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2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship For Young African Leaders Application

The 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application is now open!  Don’t miss your chance to have access to a six-week training course at a top U.S. university in one of three different tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management.
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