News & Events

A film Festival for Peace and Reconciliation

The Amani Peace Festival, which was partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Embassy, was held from February 14th-16th in Goma, North Kivu.  The Festival was organized by local residents who believe that community must play a central role in promoting peace and security in their region.  The concert was extremely successful, drawing huge ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Good evening, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues.  Daphne and I are honored and delighted that you could join us here this evening to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King and the movement to which he dedicated his life.  Dr. King’s powerful message—perhaps most memorably expressed in his “I Have a Dream” speech—is ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry – U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in CAR

The United States is deeply concerned by renewed inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).  We condemn attacks by both anti-Balaka and Seleka groups in Bangui and the provinces.  We are also deeply disturbed by reports that some CAR leaders may be supporting attacks by anti-Balaka and Seleka, respectively, instead of working for peace ...
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Special Envoy Feingold’s Travel to Africa

Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russell D. Feingold will travel to Angola on January 13-16 for the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region’s (ICGLR) Fifth Ordinary Heads of State Summit. He will then travel extensively in the DRC, visiting Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma, ...
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Unrest near Lubumbashi in Katanga Province

The Embassy has received information of armed engagements between the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) and various armed groups near the city of Lubumbashi in Katanga province, including fighting in the village of Kajiba (25 kilometers east of Lubumbashi) and Kiziba (10 kilometers southeast of Lubumbashi).  The Embassy has also received reports that some armed groups ...
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