Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Increased Potential for Civil Unrest

The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of the increased potential for civil unrest in Kinshasa due to the recent death of prominent opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi. U.S. citizens should avoid unnecessary travel to the neighborhood of Limete and in the vicinity of the University of Kinshasa.

The date for repatriation of Etienne Tshisekedi's remains from Belgium has not yet been determined. The U.S. Embassy will share information as it becomes available about the timing of the repatriation, funeral plans, and any additional security recommendations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council