High political tension in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Opposition political leaders are calling for peaceful protests against the possibility that the current president will relinquish his mandate after his defeat in the elections. However, in the northern areas of Kinshasa, there were reports of gunfire and the use of tear gas.

Advice For Travellers

Given the high level of political tension, travellers may wish to consider postponing travel to this country until the presidential succession issues are resolved.

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