Africa

Political Unrest in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Part II: Increasing Armed Attacks and Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) Militancy
Continued delays in elections have prompted a series of anti-government protests throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly…

Political Unrest in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Part I: Delayed Elections and Recurring Opposition Protests
Continued elections delays, economic decline, and worsening conflict in central and eastern DRC have led to rising popular discontent with the DRC…

Kenya's October 17 Runoff Election
On September 1, Kenya’s highest court officially overturned incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election victory, declaring the results of the…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pretoria (South Africa), National Strike on…
The U.S. Mission informs U.S. citizens in South Africa that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) announced plans to embark upon a…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lilongwe (Malawi), Safety of Travel to Mulanje…
The United States Embassy in Lilongwe is temporarily prohibiting its staff from traveling to Malawi’s Mulanje District out of an abundance of caution…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yaounde (Cameroon), Explosion and Potential Unrest…
The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde informs U.S. citizens that a bomb exploded in a travel roundabout in Bamenda this morning, resulting in three injuries. …