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.

150 Congolese held over vote violence

2012-01-21 10:00

Police in Johannesburg have arrested 150 supporters of opposing Congolese political factions over public violence during the DRC's electoral process.

DRC rights group calls for new elections

2012-01-08 21:37

A rights group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for new elections after November's controversial legislative and presidential polls.


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.

Case against DRC nationals on hold

2012-01-23 18:01

At least 20 Congolese nationals have appeared in the Johannesburg Regional Court after being arrested for public violence during protests related to the election in the DRC.

DRC Catholic leaders seek poll re-evaluation

2012-01-13 14:10

Members of DRC’s powerful Catholic clergy have called for the election commission to re-evaluate "serious errors" in national elections that gave victory to the incumbent president.

Foreign experts in DRC vote review

2012-01-05 19:31

Foreign experts have arrived in the DRC to look at a possible broader review of the November elections, which have been denounced as flawed by international observers.

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