DRC Coup Attempt

NGO Security Alert: Attempted Coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Date: May 23, 2024

Subject: Security Alert - Attempted Coup in Kinshasa, DRC


On May 19, 2024, an attempted coup took place in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The coup involved an armed group led by Christian Malanga, a U.S.-based Congolese opposition figure, and included several American citizens. The primary targets were the presidential palace and key political figures, including Economy Minister Vital Kamerhe. The Congolese security forces successfully neutralized the coup attempt, resulting in multiple deaths and arrests. This incident has significant implications for both domestic stability and international relations.

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Immediate Impacts

Recommendations for NGOs

Long-term Considerations

Contact Information

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Stay safe and vigilant.

End of Alert

This security alert aims to provide NGOs operating in the DRC with a concise overview of the recent attempted coup, its immediate impacts, and recommendations for ensuring the safety and security of their staff and operations.