WATCH: SADC, AU have disappointed us – DRC opposition

2016-10-22 20:00

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition has expressed disappointment in the manner in which the AU and the SADC have handled the country’s situation.

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 is too far to hold elections, says DRC opposition

2016-10-22 10:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition coalition has called for elections to be held in 2017, as they maintain that President Joseph Kabila must step down.

DRC strikes shut down bustling capital Kinshasa

2016-10-19 19:55

DRC's normally bustling capital Kinshasa has been shut down by a strike to protest plans to extend the president's stay in power beyond the end of his term in December.

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 calls for general strike - report

2016-10-17 16:06

The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition parties have reportedly called for a general strike in protest of government's decision to delay next month's election to April 2018.

DRC stability at 'extreme risk', says UN

2016-10-12 07:01

The political crisis over President Joseph Kabila's apparent bid to remain in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to escalate into large-scale violence, the UN envoy warns.

WATCH: We are surprised by US action, says DRC envoy

2016-10-06 11:49

The DRC’s ambassador to South Africa, Bene M’Poko, has expressed concern over the way the United States is handling the political developments in the central African country.

EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Kabila has never said he wants 3rd term - DRC envoy

2016-10-06 06:05

The Democratic Republic of Congo's ambassador to South Africa has rubbished allegations by the opposition that President Joseph Kabila wanted to prolong his stay in power.

DRC electoral commission seeks to delay vote

2016-10-02 09:33

The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says it would seek to delay calling voters to the polls until late 2017, though the opposition swiftly rejected the proposal.

US orders families of govt personnel to leave DRC

2016-09-30 07:50

The US has ordered families of government personnel stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to leave amid fears about escalating violence, the State Department says.


WATCH: Kabila shouldn't govern by force, says DRC opposition

2016-10-22 14:09

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition has urged President Joseph Kabila to respect the country’s constitution and step down when his term of office expires on December 20.

UN chief hopes for credible vote in DRC

2016-10-20 10:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a political deal reached in the DRC to delay an election until 2018 will help improve human rights and lead to a credible vote.

Strikes in DRC over president's poll delay

2016-10-19 12:10

The Congolese capital Kinshasa is gripped by a strike in a protest over plans by the president to stay in power beyond the end of his term in December, AFP journalists say.

ICC sends mission to DRC to urge 'restraint'

2016-10-17 20:11

The chief prosecutor of the world's only permanent war crimes court says she has sent a team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to urge restraint after weeks of deadly unrest.

DRC delays election to 2018 despite opposition anger

2016-10-17 12:35

The government of the DRC says it will push back next month's presidential election to April 2018, in a move that is set to keep President Joseph Kabila in office until the delayed vote.

UN: DRC in constitutional crisis with no end in sight

2016-10-11 23:00

A United Nations official says the electoral crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become a constitutional crisis with no end in sight.

WATCH: DRC is not going back to civil war, says envoy

2016-10-06 09:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo's ambassador to South Africa, Bene M’Poko, has vowed that the central African country will never experience another civil war, despite the ongoing unrest.

DRC opposition calls for mediation on elections

2016-10-05 07:28

DRC's main opposition parties have renewed calls for the international community and the UN to take a more active role in bringing about an inclusive dialogue on elections that have raised tensions in the central African country.

DRC lashes out at US over sanctions

2016-09-30 09:11

The government of DRC has accused the United States of sowing "chaos", after Washington placed two top allies of President Joseph Kabila on its sanctions blacklist.

DRC's Kabila to lead 'new government' in new deal

2016-09-28 15:28

DRC President Joseph Kabila should lead a new transitional unity government tasked with organising presidential elections, according to a draft political deal circulated among delegates, a report says.

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