Tensions rise in DR Congo in run-up to polls

Tensions continue to rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to clashes between supporters of rival candidates in the presidential election. In some cities, there have been street fights that have left 15 wounded. There are fears that widespread violence may erupt.

Travellers should be aware of the risk of civil unrest during pre- and pos-election periods and exercise extreme caution. Public demonstrations may become violent quickly and should be avoided.