2017-03-29: Following failed talks between the opposition and government representatives, violent unrest broke out in Kinshasa on Tuesday (28 March). The police used gunfire and tear gas. Opposition groups called for countrywide protests to take place on 10 April. Violent unrest is possible in the run-up to the demonstrations.
Heightened security measures are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid gatherings, and to follow instructions from security forces.