Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.

DRC president announces new prime minister amid tensions

2017-04-08 11:00

Democratic Republic of Congo'd president has named Bruno Tshibala as the country's prime minister in a move unlikely to placate the country's opposition.

DRC opposition calls 'ghost town' protest as crisis grows

2017-03-30 16:56

The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition have called for a stay-home stoppage for Monday to force President Joseph Kabila to implement a deal on sharing power.

Late DRC opposition leader's son named as successor

2017-03-03 16:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition coalition has reportedly named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him.

Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Kenya, Zim

2017-02-10 20:25

Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he fears for his life as he prepares to return home, and President Kenyatta's dance moves have riled Kenyans ahead of crucial vote.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Botswana, Nigeria

2017-02-06 20:00

Muhammadu Buhari has extended his stay in the UK on health reasons, and opposition groups have reportedly come together to form a coalition to challenge Ian Khama's ruling party in 2019 elections.

Zuma conveys condolences to DRC after opposition leader Tshisekedi's death

2017-02-04 13:32

President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the Democratic Republic of Congo following the death of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, a statement says.

Tshisekedi supporter: We've no other leader, like Tshitshi

2017-02-02 14:00

Longtime DR Congo opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday at the age of 84 in Brussels, as talks aiming to end the nation's political crisis were under way in Kinshasa.

BREAKING: DRC opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi dies at 84 in Brussels

2017-02-02 06:12

DRC's opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, who pushed for democratic reforms for decades in the vast central African nation throughout dictatorship and civil war, has died. He was 84.

DRC opposition leader urges citizens to reject Kabila - video

2016-12-20 10:06

Congolese opposition head Etienne Tshisekedi has called on citizens to "no longer recognise" Joseph Kabila as president, in a video released as the long-serving leader appeared set to stay on despite his mandate expiring.


Political tension brings DRC capital to standstill

2017-04-11 16:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's normally teeming capital Kinshasa came to a standstill as people stayed home in fear of violence after the government banned a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

DRC tribal rebellion: What we know

2017-03-31 17:21

Beheadings, mass graves, kidnapped foreigners, child soldiers: a tribal insurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region has killed hundreds of people and risks further destabilising the fragile central government.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Mugabe, DRC

2017-03-03 20:27

Former president Thabo Mbeki "won't get involved in DRC political issues", and police in Zimbabwe have arrested two journalists over a Mugabe "health scare" story.

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.

DRC opposition leader Tshisekedi's funeral in limbo amid rumpus

2017-02-10 14:30

Plans to bring home the body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi and give him a grand national funeral appear to have run aground, mired in a rumpus between his friends and foes.

Congolese pay last respects to opposition head in Brussels

2017-02-06 10:17

Thousands of members of the Congolese diaspora have gathered in Brussels to pay their last respects to their nation's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died in the Belgian capital last week.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Nigeria, Gambia

2017-02-02 20:02

Pastor Evan Mawarire has been charged with attempting to subvert President Mugabe’s government, and DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has died.

DRC police 'fire tear gas' on supporters after Tshisekedi death

2017-02-02 08:16

Police have fired tear gas as supporters of DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi gathered to mourn in Kinshasa shortly after his death was announced, a report says.

Opposition leader Tshisekedi quits DRC for medical treatment

2017-01-24 12:00

Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is heading to Belgium for medical treatment - just as his party is trying to negotiate a power-sharing deal following President Laurent Kabila's refusal to step down.

DRC capital a tense ghost town as leader's mandate runs down

2016-12-19 12:19

Workers and schoolchildren have stayed at home and patrolling soldiers have outnumbered civilians in some parts of Kinshasa as tensions rise with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's mandate.

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