US Families Ordered to Leave Congo 09/30 06:29
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is halting most official U.S.
government travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo and ordering family
members of U.S. government personnel to leave the country.
Violent clashes broke out in Congo amid political turmoil earlier this
month. Americans have been warned about traveling in the African nation for
In an updated travel warning issued Thursday, the State Department says
continued instability is being reported in Congo. The warning says the
potential for civil unrest is high in parts of the capital, Kinshasa, and other
Congo's electoral commission has decided a presidential election scheduled
for November won't be possible, sparking deadly clashes between security forces
Critics of President Joseph Kabila say the delayed election is an effort to
keep Kabila in power.