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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstration

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens that on Monday, October 20, 2014, from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a political demonstration in the form of a “sit in” is scheduled to be conducted on L’Avenue des Aviateurs.  The United States Embassy, the Embassy of Portugal, and UN Headquarters were specifically mentioned as ...
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USAID Awards Scholarships to 72 primary school girls

On October 7, 2014, USAID distributed scholarships to 72 girls from the public Primary  School (EP) 7 Kimpangi in the Kintambo Commune. The scholarship award ceremony marked the official launch of activities of the USAID-funded project “Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE)” for the 2014-2015 school year. Education statistics show that girls and women ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates 16,000 Books to Congolese Schools

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa is proud to announce that in coordination with the American non-profit organization Books for Africa, 16,000 books donated by American schools, libraries and individuals will be distributed to schools and libraries throughout the DRC.  This Saturday, September 27, from 12:15-14:00, the Embassy will host headmasters and teachers from over 200 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Scheduled for September 13, 2014

Local media sources have announced a protest march is being planned for September 13in Kinshasa during which demonstrators intend to voice their opposition to prospective revisions to the Congolese Constitution.  The march is expected to begin at around 10:00 A.M. near la Gare Centrale, proceed west down Avenue 30 Juin, take Avenue Kasa-Vubu south, and ...
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DCM Eric Madison Reflects on the “I Have a Dream” Speech

To honor the 51st anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Madison spoke to approximately 40 students and visitors to the Embassy’s Information Resource Center about the significance of the historical speech.  Despite being delivered over 50 years ago, the speech continues to inspire younger generations with its ...
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