Major unrest following elections in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Clashes between opposition protesters and security forces have broken out in Kinshasa. At least 6 people were killed. Gunfire has been heard in a number of cities across the country. Opposition candidates have rejected polling results that gave the victory to the incumbent president.

Travellers to this country should be aware that the domestic situation remains volatile. Travellers should exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since the may become violent without notice.

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