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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

DPO/Pouch. It can be faster than expected (1-2 weeks)... and occasionally it lets you down (4-5 weeks...) - Dec 21, 2017
There is a DPO at post in the US embassy. - Dec 4, 2017
DPO and Pouch. Nothing reliable locally that I am aware of. - Mar 2, 2017
DPO. No local postal facilities that are reliable. - Jan 21, 2017
DPO. No adequate local facilities. - Sep 26, 2016
We use the DPO and pouch. There is no national postal service here. - Apr 26, 2016
Embassy DPO service is excellent, by and large, and a real morale booster. - Jan 6, 2014
Embassy personnel use the DPO and the Pouch. Kinshasa does have DHL. - Nov 24, 2012
DPO. - May 21, 2012
DPO. Mail was often delayed. - Feb 13, 2012
Embassy DPO (for embassy personnel only). - Nov 13, 2011
by pouch only - Aug 4, 2011
We used the Embassy DPO. All mail takes much longer than you would expect to come and go. - Jan 19, 2011
DPO or unclassified pouch. There is no local postal service. DHL also operates here, but it is very expensive. - Oct 16, 2010
Diplomatic Post Office (similar to APO) or diplomatic pouch; I wouldn't use the local post offices. - Jan 21, 2009