Upcoming Event Alert for U.S. Citizens- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa

Location: Kinshasa

Event: Please be aware that August 8 is the deadline for candidates to register for presidential elections.  The Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) is located near Gare Central, near the U.S. Embassy location.  Thus far political supporters have had only minimal impact on traffic flow in the area.  Crowds have remained peaceful and relatively small, however, the potential for unrest is heightened for the coming week.  Unrest could occur on short notice, although specific dates and or times are not yet clear.