U.S Embassy in Kigali urges U.S Citizens to take a lot of precautions while travelling areas of Rubavu along DRC Border.By Gasasira , Sweden
U.S. Embassy yesterday alerted the U.S citizens about the ongoing heavy fighting between the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) and various armed groups in many parts of the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
There are areas of high rebel activity in the DRC directly across the northern land border with Rwanda. Some of these armed groups have also attacked Congolese civilians, leading to a number of deaths. A UN peacekeeper in North Kivu was killed this last weekend.
The embassy went further more by urging U.S. citizens travelling in areas of Rubavu along the land border with DRC, including the areas of Volcanoes National Park that are adjacent to the border, to exercise extreme caution.
The US Embassy also noted that the situation in Rwanda, including the border cities of Kibuye , Changugu ,and Gisenyi , remains calm. Although there are currently no travel restrictions for official U.S. citizens within Rwanda, the US embassy continues to closely monitor the situation.