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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: Kinshasa (DR Congo), Planned March for November 30
The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that some political parties have called for a peaceful protest march in Kinshasa on November 30, 2017. While…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kinshasa (DRC) Possible Election-Related…
Following the announcement of an electoral calendar on November 5, some organizations have called for protests and demonstrations in major cities…

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…