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2018: Upcoming Major Elections in Africa
Elections in Africa often increase the possibility of civil unrest. Even in instances when the electoral process goes relatively smoothly, some…

Escalating Attacks on UN Forces in Eastern DRC
On December 7, suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants attacked a United Nations (UN) base at Semuliki, a town located near the Ugandan…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Kinshasa (DR Congo), Avoid Virunga National Park Area in Goma
Embassy Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area around Virunga National Park in Goma. On May 11, just north of Goma rebels attacked a convoy…

Health Alert: Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Ebola in Equateur Province
The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa informs U.S. citizens that the DRC’s health minister and the World Health Organization reported 27 possible cases, which…

Security Alert: Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Incident at Karibu Hotel in…
Embassy Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area around the Karibu Hotel in Goma.