Location: Lubumbashi, Haut Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa has received reports of demonstration activity in Lubumbashi, Haut Katanga Province. The main road to the airport is blocked. U.S. government personnel in Lubumbashi have been asked to shelter in place until further notice. Travel to Lubumbashi by U.S. government personnel is suspended until further notice.
Actions to take:
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa/Gombe, +243 81-556-0151/0152 or +243-972-616-193 (after hours and weekends).
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
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