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  • Michelle Obama speaks at the annual Building a Healthier Future 2015 summit in Washington. (AP Images)

    Michelle Obama: Let’s Ensure Every Girl Can Learn

    This week I will travel to Tokyo to join Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, as the United States and Japan announce a new partnership to educate girls across the globe. As part of this effort, the U.S. government has launched an international initiative, called “Let Girls Learn,”

  • Women History Month 2015.

    Presidential Proclamation of Women's History Month

    Throughout history, extraordinary women have fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy's reach and help perfect our Union. Through protest and activism, generations of women have appealed to the values at the heart of our Nation and fought to give meaning to the idea that we are all created equal.

  • PAO Ellen B. Masi addressing students at UPC. (State Dept. Images)

    PAO Ellen Masi Highlights Mission Programs at UPC

    On January 29, 2015, PAO Ellen Masi was an honored guest at the official launch of the fourth edition of the Protestant University of the Congo 's (UPC's) student magazine "UPC Today." Ellen's remarks highlighted the importance of English in the world today.

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  • Film viewing and discussion for Black History Month

    Film viewing and discussion for Black History Month

    During the month of February, to commemorate Black History Month, IRC visitors met every Wednesday to watch and discuss the documentary “America beyond the Color Line.”

  • US Ambassador to the D.R. Congo James C. Swan and Vodacom General Manager Murielle Lorilaux hand out a computer to the Permanent Secretary of the Board of Administration of Universities in DRC Dr. Clément Mwabila. (State Dept. Images)

    Promotion of computer literacy at UNIKIN

    The U.S. Embassy was pleased to partner with Vodacom Congo to open a Computer Literacy Center at UNIKIN’s Faculté de Sciences on Friday, December 19, 2014. This computer literacy center is a powerful example of a successful public-private partnership that the U.S. Embassy is proud to be part of.

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More News From the Embassy

  • U.S. Arts Envoy Christine Kuhn and Public Affairs Officer Ellen Masi contemplate the mural at the Fine Arts Academy, Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)
    Mural Art Workshop With U.S. Art Envoy

    The US Embassy Kinshasa welcomed U.S. Arts Envoy Christine Kuhn who worked with Congolese artists and students from November to December 2014 to create three beautiful public murals in Kinshasa, Matadi and Bukavu. The Murals supported messages of partnership and women’s empowerment while highlighting the talent of young Congolese artists.  

  • Launch of a New USAID Health Project

    On Nov. 21, 2014, USAID launched a new health project to Support International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project aims to improve mother and child health through activities including family planning, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea treatment, and water and sanitation.  

  • USAID and UK AID Representatives shake hands after the partnership signing. (State Dept. Images)
    USAID & DFID Together to Support Primary Education

    On October 30, 2014, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (UK aid) signed a partnership to support primary education in the provinces of Katanga, Kasaï Occidental, ...  

  • Embassy's donated solar panels and equipment. (State Dept. Images)
    Embassy Kinshasa Installs Solar Panels

    Since November 4, 2014, U.S. Embassy of Kinshasa is installing solar panels at the Teacher Resource Center (TRC) in Bandundu Ville. Twelve TRCs have been built by USAID to strengthen teaching throughout the DRC. Each TRC will receive English resource books for teachers to create dynamic lessons to improve English language lessons in their classrooms.  

  • Honored for her Death-Defying Journalism
    Honored for her Death-Defying Journalism

    "Journalism is my calling, the print media is my struggle and independence is my motto," says 42-year-old Solange Lusiku Nsimire, a Congolese editor and mother of six.  

  • Ambassadors' Fund for Cultural Preservation 2015

    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa is now accepting applications for the 2015 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. The deadline for applications is December 20th 2014. No extensions will be granted.  

April 22: Earth Day 2015

  • Earth Day 2015 Poster.
    April 22, 2015

World Water Day 2015

  • World Water Day 2015.


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