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Mai Mai Offensives in the Eastern DR Congo
A series of battles have erupted between Mai Mai ethnic militia led by “General” William Amuri Yakutumba and the Congolese army (FARDC) in South…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bujumbura (Burundi), Armed Clashes in Uvira (DRC)
The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that armed clashes are occurring near Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There are…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo),…
The U.S. Embassy has received reports of violent clashes and fighting between government forces and militia groups in and around the area of Uvira in…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kinshasa (D.R. Congo), Suspicious Object
On Sunday, September 17, 2017, U.S. Embassy security officials located a suspicious object on the grounds of a U.S. Mission residence. Embassy…