DRC opposition doubts president will respect constitution

2016-07-13 21:15

The leading opposition party in the DRC doubts the president will respect the constitution and leave office on time.

DRC opposition leader Katumbi jailed

2016-06-23 05:44

Embattled DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, has been sentenced to three years in jail over a real estate dispute.

DRC's Katumbi flies to SA for medical help

2016-05-20 23:04

The DRC's top opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election has flown to South Africa for medical treatment, one day after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him on charges his supporters say are politically motivated.

Report: DRC's Katumbi to face mercenary charges

2016-05-19 18:58

The DRC's leading opposition candidate, Moise Katumbi, is being charged with recruiting mercenaries, according to an announcement on state television.

DRC ConCourt: President's mandate can be extended if no vote

2016-05-11 20:04

DRC President Joseph Kabila, who is constitutionally barred from running for a new term, can remain in office even if no election takes place before his mandate expires at the end of 2016, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

DRC opposition agrees joint presidential candidate

2016-05-02 10:59

A coalition of opponents of the DRC's President Joseph Kabila have announced former regional governor Moise Katumbi as their "joint opposition candidate" for presidential elections due before the end of the year.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

HRW asks DRC to free youth activists

2016-03-15 21:11

Leading rights watchdog Human Rights Watch has asked DRC authorities to immediately free two civil society activists arrested a year ago during a pro-democracy workshop.

Catholic Church in DRC defers march

2016-01-13 17:01

The powerful Roman Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo has cancelled memorial marches in February on the Vatican's recommendation.

DRC gets new electoral commission chiefs

2015-11-17 22:22

President Joseph Kabila has sworn in new chiefs of the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo a year ahead of planned polls.


Bishops in DRC call for polls to be held on time

2016-06-27 22:08

An influential grouping of Catholic bishops in the DRC have called for elections to be held on schedule this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down when his second term ends.

DR Congo opposition demands Kabila quit

2016-06-10 13:28

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have forged an alliance and demand that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.

DRC crisis stokes fears of widespread violence

2016-05-20 20:00

A simmering political crisis in the DRC that the US and its allies have been unable to defuse, is stoking fears in Congress that one of Africa's largest countries is on the verge of slipping into widespread violence.

Surgeon warns of 'unbearable atrocities' in DR Congo's east

2016-05-18 10:36

A leading Congolese surgeon who treats women sexually abused during conflict has warned of "unbearable atrocities" being committed in the country's east including the mutilation of babies and the disembowelling of pregnant women.

DRC opposition politician grilled over mercenaries

2016-05-09 22:31

Powerful opposition DRC politician Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's leading rival, appeared before prosecutors Monday over government allegations he hired foreign mercenaries.

Police tear-gas protesters as row over Kabila rumbles on

2016-04-20 14:13

Police in the DRC fired tear gas to break up a demonstration by 5,000 people in the latest unrest triggered by fears that President Joseph Kabila plans to extend his rule into a third term.

UN opposes troop drawdown in DRC

2016-03-30 20:56

The United Nations has decided against cutting back its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo as fears grow of political turmoil.

DRC government calls for co-operation

2016-03-10 22:05

Congo's government has called on international partners to demonstrate positive co-operation days after the European Union expressed concern over harassment of government opponents.

DRC election crackdown concern

2015-12-08 21:59

The United Nations is concern over a government crackdown on opponents ahead of next year's elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Church urges DRC politicians to uphold constitution

2015-11-13 20:06

The influential Roman Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo has urged politicians to show "absolute respect" for the constitution.

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