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Why are Congolese attacking Western embassies in Kinshasa?

People look inside a burnt UN mission in Congo Monusco vehicle after a protest in downtown Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo February 10, 2024.

Photo credit: Reuters

What you need to know:

  • Demonstrators violently attacked the vehicles of diplomats accredited in Kinshasa.
  • Protesters held demonstrations outside the embassies of the US and France, which they accuse of meddling in the political affairs of their country and protecting enemies targeting the DRC.
  • The US and France haven’t commented on the ongoing violence but the US Embassy last week called on Rwanda to “withdraw” its forces from the territory of the DRC.