The Embassy has received reports we deem credible of gunfire in the Talangai arrondisement (northeastern Brazzaville) near the Kibeliba police station at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13. The situation appeared calm as of 5:45 p.m. and it appears to have been an isolated incident.
U.S. Citizens are advised to proceed with caution this evening if in the vicinity of Talangai. We will advise further if there are new developments.
All U.S. citizens in the Republic of Congo are urged to register online at the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering gives U.S. citizens access to updated information on travel and security within the Congo and makes it easier for the Embassy to contact citizens in case of emergency.
You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the website of the U.S. Embassy in The Republic of the Congo. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. Follow us on Twitter and the ACS Nairobi page on Facebook as well to have travel information at your fingertips.
If you don’t have internet access, current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers from other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Embassy is located on Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso across from the Blanche Gomez Maternity Hospital. The Consular Section is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. The Consular section can be reached via e-mail at BrazzavilleACS@state.gov, and our daytime telephone number is (+242) 06 612-2000. For after-hours emergencies, call (+242) 06 612-2010.