US embassy cable - 00KINSHASA8519

DRC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Identifier: 00KINSHASA8519
Wikileaks: View 00KINSHASA8519 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Kinshasa
Created: 2000-12-23 08:56:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: CASC OTRA PTER ASEC CG
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS KINSHASA 008519 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
DEPT FOR CA/OCS/ACS/AF, DSS/OSAC, DS/OP/AF, DS/ITA AND 
AF/C 
 
 
E. O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: CASC, OTRA, PTER, ASEC, CG 
SUBJECT: DRC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 
 
1.  EMBASSY'S EMERGENCY ACTION COMMITTEE MET ON 
DECEMBER 22 AND RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING 
INFORMATION BE DISSEMINATED TO U.S. CITIZENS VIA POST'S 
WARDEN SYSTEM AND DEPARTMENT'S PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OR 
TRAVEL ADVISORY NETWORK: 
 
 
2.  BEGIN TEXT: 
 
 
THE U.S. EMBASSY IN KINSHASA, CONGO (DRC), ISSUED THE 
FOLLOWING WARDEN MESSAGE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE 
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO ON DECEMBER 22, 2000: 
 
 
IN VIEW OF INCREASED FIGHTING IN EQUATEUR AND KATANGA 
PROVINCES, THE EMBASSY REMINDS ALL U.S. CITIZENS THAT 
THEY MUST HAVE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE DRC 
MINISTER OF INTERIOR IN ORDER TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE 
DRC OTHER THAN KINSHASA.  U.S. CITIZENS RESIDING IN THE 
DRC ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION, REVIEW THEIR 
SECURITY PRACTICES AND MAINTAIN A HEIGHTENED LEVEL OF 
SECURITY AWARENESS, ESPECIALLY DURING EVENINGS. 
WARDENS SHOULD MONITOR THE EMBASSY RADIO NET FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION.  U.S. CITIZENS CONTEMPLATING 
TRAVEL TO, FROM OR WITHIN DRC SHOULD CONTACT THE 
EMBASSY USING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE 
FINALIZING THEIR TRAVEL PLANS: 
 
 
        U.S. EMBASSY KINSHASA 
POUCH:  C/O U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
            WASHINGTON, D.C., 20521-2220 
APO:    UNIT 31550 
        APO, AE 09828-1550 
LOCAL:  310 AVENUE DES AVIATEURS 
        KINSHASA, C/GOMBE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 
CONGO 
SWITCHBOARD:  243-88-43608, EXTS. 2286, 2376, 2164 
OFFICE:       243-88-46859, 243-88-44609, 243-88-03724 
FAX:          243-88-00228 
 
 
THE EMBASSY WILL ENDEAVOR TO KEEP THE U.S. CITIZEN 
COMMUNITY INFORMED OF RELEVANT SECURITY INFORMATION 
THROUGH THE WARDEN SYSTEM AND THE DEPARTMENT'S PUBLIC 
ANNOUNCEMENT NETWORK. 
 
 
END TEXT. 
 
 
3.  EMBASSY'S EAC WISHES TO BRING THIS INFORMATION TO 
THE ATTENTION OF THE U.S. CITIZEN COMMUNITY VIA POST'S 
WARDEN SYSTEM AND THE DEPARTMENT'S PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 
NETWORK AS THE INCREASE IN FIGHTING IN EQUATEUR AND 
KATANGA PROVINCES INCREASES THE SECURITY RISK FOR U.S. 
CITIZENS RESIDING IN AND TRAVELING TO, FROM OR WITHIN 
DROC. 
 
 
SWING 

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