Joint Statement on M23 Advances in Eastern DRC

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 18, 2022   The United States along with the Great Lakes Special Envoys of Belgium, France and the UK condemn in the strongest terms the continuing advance of the UN-sanctioned March 23 Movement (M23) illegal armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The resumption of violence since 20 October, ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Great Lakes Region

Ambassador Robert Wood Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs New York, New York October 26, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you Special Envoy Xia for your informative briefing to the Council. I also wish to welcome to this meeting the representatives from South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, and the DRC. The UN ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson reiterates U.S. support for human rights, democracy and anti-corruption efforts in DRC during Kinshasa visit

Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson reiterates U.S. support for human rights, democracy and anti-corruption efforts in DRC during Kinshasa visit   Ambassador Lisa Peterson, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), visited the DRC June 14-18 to strengthen our partnership with the DRC to advance respect for ...
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Visit by U.S. AFRICOM Brigadier General deMilliano Advances the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity

Date: June 20, 2019 Subject: Visit by U.S. AFRICOM Brigadier General deMilliano Advances the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Brigadier General Steven J. deMilliano visited the DRC on June 18 and 19 in response to President Tshisekedi’s visit to the Pentagon in Washington D.C. in April 2019, during which President ...
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Travel Advisory for U.S. Citizens: September 19, 2018

Location: Kinshasa Event: Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, sexual assault, and physical ...
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