DRC opposition rejects bid to postpone poll to 2018

2016-10-19 08:50

DRC's main opposition party has firmly rejected a move to postpone this year's presidential vote until April 2018 - handing President Joseph Kabila more than a year of extra time.

DRC opposition chief demands elections by end 2016

2016-07-31 22:44

Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20.

DRC opposition chief Tshisekedi returns as crisis looms

2016-07-27 16:09

DRC's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has returned home after a two-year convalescence as the mineral-rich but unstable nation headed into fresh turbulence.

Fresh violence in DRC as Senate votes on election law

2015-01-22 14:47

Riot police have opened fire on protesters in the DRC in a new bout of violence as the Senate is set to vote on a controversial bill that would extend President Joseph Kabila’s rule.

Stormy return for DRC opposition chief

2013-03-11 11:15

DRC's main opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi has returned to his country to be escorted directly to his home by a police convoy that prevented him from meeting with party supporters.

DRC rebels set conditions for Goma pullout

2012-11-27 14:51

M23 rebels in the DRC say they would only withdraw from Goma if government meets their demands, despite earlier announcing they would pull out of the key eastern city.

DRC poll results not credible

2012-03-29 21:34

The results of Democratic Republic of Congo's November elections which were marred by violence and fraud claims are not credible, European Union monitors say.

Zulu king slams anti-Kabila protest

2012-02-20 16:55

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has lashed out at the conduct of Congolese expatriates for their protest to Parliament.

Kabila's party loses 45% of its seats

2012-02-03 08:36

President Joseph Kabila's party has lost 45% of the legislative seats it held before November elections that were denounced as fraudulent and chaotic, according to belated results.

DRC cops seal off Tshisekedi home

2012-01-26 18:02

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sealed off the Kinshasa residence of self-appointed "president-elect" Etienne Tshisekedi and dispersed his supporters with tear gas.


DRC police officer 'burnt alive' in clashes with protesters

2016-09-19 17:17

DRC authorities have banned a huge opposition demonstration after two policemen died in clashes with protesters calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down.

About 40 000 join pro-government rally as DRC poll row mounts

2016-07-29 18:38

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Kinshasa support of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, just two days after his leading opponent returned home to a massive welcome.

DRC urged to respect right to protest

2015-12-03 22:47

A rights group urged the DRC government to guarantee people's right to protest, highlighting mounting tension ahead of next year's presidential elections.

DRC opposition to boycott unity event

2013-09-02 07:35

The leaders of three opposition partied in the DRC say they will boycott upcoming talks this week that are aimed at national reconciliation.

Kabila at top of coup-accused's hit list

2013-03-06 22:29

A computer confiscated from one of 20 men accused of plotting to overthrow the DRC's government contained a hit list of Congolese leaders, a prosecutor has told a the North Gauteng High Court.

Hollande blasts DRC's rights record

2012-10-15 12:03

France's president Francois Hollande has denounced the DRC's rights record, calling for an end to the conflict in the east as leaders of French-speaking nations met.

'Serious violations' by DRC forces

2012-03-20 15:17

DRC security forces killed at least 33 people among other "serious human rights violations" during November 2011 elections, the UN says.

DRC opposition calls boycott over violence

2012-02-20 09:52

DRC's leading opposition party has ordered its newly elected member of parliament to boycott the national assembly following a controversial vote marred by irregularities and violence.

Tshisekedi calls for strike over DRC poll

2012-01-28 14:07

DRC opposition leader calls for strike over much-criticized poll that gave president victory

DRC again postpones vote results

2012-01-24 21:57

The Democratic Republic of Congo's beleaguered electoral panel announced that it was postponing "until further notice" the announcement of results of November parliamentary polls.

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