Pope calls for quick accord to end DRC violence

2017-02-19 16:30

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers.

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.

Congolese M23 rebels cross over from Uganda, 'clash with army'

2017-01-16 12:10

Armed Congolese rebels crossed back overnight into the country from their longtime refuge in Uganda, prompting fears that a guerilla conflict put to rest in 2013 could be rekindled.

UN presses DRC for rapid action on crisis deal

2017-01-05 19:02

The UN Security Council has called for the rapid and complete implementation of a deal to end the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DRC coalition wants Kabila role in approving mediation

2017-01-04 19:01

DRC's ruling coalition said contested President Joseph Kabila should have the right to approve Catholic mediation in the next stage of efforts to end the country's political crisis.

Controversial prophet predicts turmoil, high profile death in SA, Zim, Moz, DRC

2017-01-03 12:09

Zimbabwe's controversial prophet and leader of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries Walter Magaya has predicted "political and economic turmoil" in four countries in southern Africa, a report says.

DRC: Five facts

2017-01-01 21:00

The second largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with oil, timber, diamonds and gold but cursed with violence, instability, graft and poverty.

Kabila 'guarantees' he won't seek third mandate in new deal

2017-01-01 13:02

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has guaranteed not to seek a third mandate, in a new deal to end a political crisis in the central African country.

2016 in review: Was Africa all about 'doom and gloom'?

2016-12-30 08:00

Africa has had its highs and lows in 2016... As the curtain to the year comes down, News24 goes down memory lane, reflecting on some of those top stories.

DRC opposition activists released

2016-12-28 13:00

Nineteen pro-democracy activists arrested during a protest against the Democratic Republic of Congo's president Joseph Kabila have been released, their organisation and a UN official say.


$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive', says DRC budget minister

2017-02-16 15:36

There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo will hold its presidential elections following indications the country will not be able to afford the cost of organising the poll.

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, DRC, Ethiopia

2017-01-05 21:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly taken his globetrotting escapades to China and at least 10 000 prisoners have been pardoned in Ethiopia.

Kabila backs Catholic bishops' role in DRC crisis

2017-01-05 09:00

DRC President Joseph Kabila has given the green light for the Catholic Church to pursue mediation to end the crisis sparked by his refusal to step down, sources say.

DRC set for talks on implementing crisis deal

2017-01-03 18:00

Opposing sides in the crisis that has gripped DRC will this week hold their first talks on implementing a landmark deal on the country's political future, mediators say.

DRC: A timeline of deadly political crisis

2017-01-02 09:01

Hopes are high that a landmark power-sharing deal between Democratic Republic of Congo's political opponents will bring an end to a months-long crisis.

DRC: Kabila to leave after 2017 vote under new deal

2017-01-01 19:00

Political parties in DRC have reached a deal that calls for President Joseph Kabila to leave power after the next election.

New hitches hold up DRC crisis deal

2017-01-01 07:59

Fresh problems held up efforts by the Catholic Church to forge a deal on Saturday for ending the political crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zim denies Grace Mugabe 'wild animals export' claims

2016-12-29 09:00

The Zimbabwean embassy in China has reportedly denied reports that Zimbabwe exported a variety of wild animals to settle a Democratic Republic of Congo debt.

DRC crisis talks suspended, hopes for deal by year end

2016-12-24 21:00

Talks to end DRC's dangerous political crisis have been suspended until after Christmas after a fruitless 48 hours of negotiations over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power.

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