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Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa on ordered departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members

Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, sexual assault, and physical assault, is common. ...
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In Honor of Women Around the World

U.S. Embassy Kinshasa hosted Romance de l’O.S.K, the DRC’s first all-female orchestra ensemble, at a reception to empower Congolese women on December 11, 2018. Guests included accomplished Congolese leaders in women’s rights, entrepreneurship, and the arts. “The campaign against gender-based violence is an important opportunity for everyone, women and men, to recognize the need for worldwide gender ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa (December 11, 2018)

Location:  North Kivu and Ituri Provinces Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu Province. Since then, a significant number of both confirmed and probable cases have been reported in nine health zones of Congo’s North Kivu and ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (December 3, 2018)

Location:  Kinshasa  Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa has been working closely with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to address a terrorist threat against U.S. government facilities in Kinshasa.  The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa will re-open to the public on Tuesday, December 4.  All consular services will be by appointment only.  Actions ...
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