DRC opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

2017-07-23 07:37

The Congolese opposition has unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power.

Vote to replace Kabila 'probably not possible' in 2017

2017-07-10 15:30

A vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says, in a move that will violate a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate.

From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

2017-07-03 16:13

Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to step down last year after serving two terms. But he failed to organise elections leading to deadly protests. Is Congo's future now in grave danger?, writes Reuben Loffman.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, DRC

2017-06-27 08:26

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.

DRC's Kabila 'still has a friend in SA', says Zuma

2017-06-25 14:07

President Jacob Zuma has made it clear that his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, still has a friend in South Africa, despite concern about violence in the central African country.

Congolese threaten to disrupt Zuma, Kabila meeting in Pretoria

2017-06-24 10:02

Members of the Congolese community in South Africa are threatening to disrupt a state visit by President Joseph Kabila because, they say, he is no longer legally in power in the DRC.

DRC opposition leader to return home to seek presidency

2017-06-16 19:00

A top Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader who fled abroad last year has vowed to return home soon to seek the presidency in long-delayed elections.

DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

2017-06-14 11:31

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid.

Kabila says he never 'promised' to hold elections in DRC

2017-06-03 20:30

Congolese President Joseph Kabila says he has never "promised anything" about whether to hold elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeming to back away from a deal to hold a vote this year.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi

2017-05-19 08:15

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.


UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DRC

2017-07-13 08:09

Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DRC in the country's troubled central region of Kasai, the United nations says.

Eight DRC soldiers get stiff jail terms for Kasai killings

2017-07-07 10:03

A military court in DRC has handed stiff jail terms, including life imprisonment, to eight soldiers for killing civilians in the violence-wracked central Kasai region following mounting pressure from the UN.

We regret" DRC's tribunal's decision, says UN

2017-06-27 10:07

The UN has criticised a decision by a Congolese military tribunal not to prosecute seven DRC soldiers for crimes against humanity.

SA 'sides' with DRC on investigation into Kasai killings

2017-06-26 09:27

South Africa has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province, which has seen hundreds of people being killed in the past 10 months and at least 1.3 million displaced.

DRC must learn from Lumumba during crisis

2017-06-25 06:03

In 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo gained independence from Belgium. By 1965, it was the second most industrialised country in Africa after South Africa, boasting flourishing agricultural and mining sectors, writes Cristiano D'Orsi.

DRC's future 'is in grave danger', former African leaders say

2017-06-17 18:05

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and several former African leaders are warning of an "acute political crisis" in the DRC, with little sign that long-delayed presidential elections will be held this year as planned.

DRC: Decapitation and hunger, survivors relive horror

2017-06-16 12:00

"Some people have even eaten sand to try and prevent starvation," says Paulin Kiyankayi, a grim-faced doctor at Kikwit general hospital in DR Congo.

Two men go on trial in DRC for UN experts' murders

2017-06-05 20:56

A man and a teenager went on trial in a military court in Democratic Republic of Congo, accused of killing two UN experts in March, their lawyer has said.

Africa 'has a lot to celebrate, despite challenges' - #AfricaDay

2017-05-25 09:00

Africa has a "lot to celebrate" despite the so many challenges that the continent is facing, says an expert at the Institute for Security Studies.

'Several dangerous criminals' on the run after DRC prison break

2017-05-18 13:24

Police in DRC say "several dangerous criminals and the authors of horrible crimes" as well as the sect leader were hiding in different parts of Kinshasa following a prison break.

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