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Demonstration Alert: August 4, 2021, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Various locations, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event:  There are reports of two different demonstrations taking place in Kinshasa.  There is a large gathering of individuals on motorcycles at the Palais de la Nation in Gombe.  There is a heavy police presence, and some movement is restricted.  There is also a violent demonstration ...
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U.S.-DRC Partner to Combat Corruption, Fight Impunity, and Improve Security

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Tobin Bradley visited the DRC July 28-August 2 in support of the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, plus Preservation of the Environment. During a meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi, the President and DAS Bradley discussed opportunities ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location: University of Kinshasa and surrounding areas, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event: There are reports of planned protest activity for Monday (July 26) near the University of Kinshsa in the Lemba area of Kinshasa.  Protest activity may affect surrounding areas.  Be alert, remain aware of your surroundings, and avoid affected areas, if possible.  ...
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Ambassador Hammer Announces Expanded Programs, Stresses Good Governance in Meeting with Vice-Minister of Mines

Ambassador Mike Hammer met with Vice-Minister of Mines, Godard Motemona Gibolum, on July 12 to discuss U.S. government assistance to the mining sector and efforts to combat corruption.  The Ambassador delivered two letters to Vice-Minister Motemona from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking; the first announced ...
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