Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: Multiple demonstrations are planned for Wednesday, December 22, 2021, throughout Kinshasa.  The demonstrations are scheduled to begin at Lemba Terminus, Rond-Point Sakombi in Kitambo, Pascal Market in Masina, and Selembao Market and end at the Tata Raphael Stadium. Other areas of the city are likely to be affected, including roads to/from the airport.  U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations have the potential to turn violent with little to no warning.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.