Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa: May 7, 2018

Location:  Goma

  • Event: Embassy Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area around the Karibu Hotel in Goma. On April 30, individuals armed with machetes attempted to enter and occupy Karibu Hotel property. Local security authorities dispersed the individuals and reported no injuries. Reports say that this incident may be associated with a land dispute and the potential for renewed confrontation exists.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the Karibu Hotel in Goma.
  • Review the country page and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.