The British Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo maintains and develops relations between the UK and DRC. If you’re in the Democratic Republic of Congo and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 243 81 556 6200 or +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in the Democratic Republic of Congo, call 020 7008 1500.
Dr John Murton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo in succession to Mr Graham Zebedee. John Murton was Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Nairobi and also served as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Kenya from April 2013 to August 2017. Previously the UK’s High Commissioner to Mauritius and Ambassador to Madagascar, John has considerable professional experience in East and Southern Africa, having worked in Zimbabwe and researched his PhD in Kenya, as well as having conducted research in Turkana. John has previously served in Japan, at NATO Headquarters and at the UK’s Foreign Ministry in London. His most recent role prior to Nairobi was as Head of the Foreign Ministry department dealing with the UK’s relations with East and South East Asia and Australasia.
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