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    At Iftar, Obama Honors Muslims Around the World

    President Obama hosted the annual White House iftar on July 14 to honor Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world. “For Muslims, Ramadan is a time to reflect and to remember that discipline and devotion is the essence of a life of faith,”

  • At a camp for internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, women and children seek refuge from a civil war that has contributed to widespread sexual violence. (Arielle Giegerich/USAID-2000)

    Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Find Safety, Hope

    Washington — Women and girls brutalized by sexual violence in conflict zones are finding the security, support and specialized services they need to restart their lives, thanks to programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that train community health workers.

  • Dr. Jill Biden giving a speech. (State Dept. Images)

    4th of July Reception Highlights Key Programs

    Embassy Kinshasa celebrated Independence Day with a representational reception at the Ambassador's Residence. The reception's guest list was focused on high-level figures in government, private sector, and civil society, as well as program alumni and members of the YALI Network.

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  • Dr. Jill Biden discusses women issues with female parlementarians in Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)

    Dr. Jill Biden Visits the D.R. Congo

    Dr. Jill Biden visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from July 3-July 6, her second stop on a three-country visit to Africa. During her trip to the DRC, Dr. Biden highlighted the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy ...

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    Borlaug Institute Program Offers Hope in DR Congo

    Promptly at 9 a.m. on a Monday in late April, Dr. Andy Hale gathered his immediate staff for their daily meeting on the porch of his colonial-era home. The storm from the night before seemed to be keeping the heat at bay, but by this point I knew too well it was temporary in Kisangani in DRC.

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry during the press conference in Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)
    Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Kinshasa

    From May 3 to 4, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry visited Kinshasa as part of an African trip that brought him to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Juba, South Sudan; and Luanda, Angola. On May 3rd, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry met with Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda for a brief meeting at the airport. 

  • Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014
    Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014

    On April 2, 2014, US Embassy Kinshasa awarded Marie-Dolorose Masika with the 2014 Woman of Courage Award. Marie-Dolorose Masika is the founder of FEPSI, an NGO based in Butembo (North Kivu) which manages a hospital and offers comprehensive support to female victims of sexual violence.  

  • Male dancers during performance. (state Dept. Images)
    Rythm in Motion Celebrates Black History Month

    Embassy Kinshasa sponsored Rhythm in Motion, a musical and dance performance that commemorated Black History Month and highlighted the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to mainstream American dance. Over 300 people attended the event on March 1.  

  • Defense Attaché with women militaries. (State Dept. Images)
    OSC Organizes a Series of Military Activities

    During the last week of February 2014, the Embassy's Office of Security Cooperation organized a DIILS training on the rule of law for 2,000 new recruits of the DRC army and the inauguration of English labs in military academies in two DRC cities (Kinshasa and Kananga), as well as an all-female civil military operations(CMO) training.  

  • Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Russell Feingold and Secretary od State John Kerry. (State Dept. Images)
    Feingold, Affleck Testify Before the U.S. Congress

    On Wednesday, February 26, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes and the DRC, Russell Feingold, actor and activist Ben Afflek, and others testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress on the situation in eastern Congo.  


  • New Visa Appointment System
    New: The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa will be transitioning to a new and improved visa appointment system that will be opening on July 28.  Through the new services, applicants will be able to schedule a Nonimmigrant visa appointment online or by calling local phone numbers.

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