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  • Young musicians playing on stage with The Adams Larson Quartet at the US Embassy ( Photo Felix Masi)

    Concert Reaches Vulnerable Congolese Youth

    The Adam Larson Quartet, an American Jazz group on a musical exchange through American Music Abroad, collaborated with Polyv’art, a local community based arts NGO and with the professional Congolese jazz group-JazzYaKongo .The group led a two day workshop with young artists from Masina.

  •  Embassy’s Special Self-Help Fund project in Kananga

    Embassy’s Special Self-Help Fund project in Kananga

    The Centre d’Encadrement des Filles Meres, located in Tshikaji, near Kananga (Kasai Occidental), is a small training center for single mothers, supported by the Embassy’s Special Self-Help Fund in August 2014 along with five other groups.

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  • 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.”

Regional News

More News From the Embassy

  • 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.  

  • 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.  

USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015

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