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U.S. and DRC Law Enforcement Collaborate to Stop Wildlife Trafficking Ring

  November 8, 2021 KINSHASA – Two Congolese traffickers were arrested in the United States and approximately $3.5 million worth of ivory, rhino horn, and pangolin scales seized on November 4th as the result of a 2+ year, multinational cooperative effort between the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Homeland ...
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Security Alert: Potential Security Situation in Goma, DRC

Location: Goma, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event: There are reports of a potential attack in Goma. There is increased security presence throughout the city.  U.S. government personnel in the area have been advised to shelter in place. Actions to take: • Avoid crowds and demonstrations. • Be aware of your surroundings. ...
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Security Alert: Continued Unrest in Bukavu, South Kivu, DRC

Location: Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event: The city of Bukavu remains locked down.  U.S. Embassy Kinshasa has cancelled planned travel to Bukavu out of an abundance of caution. Actions to take: Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of ...
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United States launches next phase of Integrated Youth Development Activity with $5 million for work readiness

November 3rd, 2021, Idwji The United States government, through USAID, partnered with the government of the DRC to launch the next phase of the Integrated Youth Development Activity (IYDA), committing an additional $5 million over the next year to expand its scope and broaden its reach throughout South Kivu as the latest element of our ...
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Security Alert: Unrest in Bukavu, South Kivu, DRC

Location: Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event: The city of Bukavu is currently locked down.  U.S. government personnel returned to Goma from Idjwi Island out of an abundance of caution due to reports that Goma Port was restricting arrivals/departures from Bukavu. Actions to take: Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. ...
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