Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (23 October 2020)
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Event: President Tshisekedi is expected to deliver a speech on Friday October 23 to make a major announcement. Political developments like these have caused demonstrations in the past. U.S. government personnel are advised to exercise heightened vigilance Friday and throughout the weekend.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: +243 81-556-0151/152
- State Department – Consular Affairs: +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
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