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.

Kabila holds talks with Mugabe as tensions flare in DRC

2015-11-13 18:02

Leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have reportedly arrived in Zimbabwe where he held a closed door meeting with his counterpart, President Robert Mugabe, in the capital Harare.

DRC: Is rebellion the royal road to power?

2015-09-22 13:37

Even as an international court tries Bosco Ntaganda for alleged war crimes, other ex-rebels hold key posts in the DRC, for President Joseph Kabila to government ministers, senators and generals.

DRC court jails tribal leader for 'inciting hatred'

2015-09-16 21:07

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a businessman and tribal leader to three years in prison for "inciting tribal hatred".

Clashes erupt at anti-Kabila rally

2015-09-15 21:27

Violent clashes have broken out in Kinshasa, in the DRC , after an opposition rally was attacked by unidentified youths hurling stones, sparking a lynching attempt and a police crackdown, an AFP journalist at the scene says.

DRC high court orders new look at election timetable

2015-09-09 11:46

Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court has told election authorities to take a fresh look at the country's voting timetable, raising the prospect of a delay that would enable President Joseph Kabila to stay in office beyond 2016.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

2015-04-23 15:09

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

Obama urges Kabila to hold credible polls in DRC

2015-04-01 09:21

President Barack Obama is urging DRC’s president to hold “timely, credible and peaceful” elections that respect the country’s constitution.

DRC orders expulsion of 4 foreign activists

2015-03-19 09:42

DRC has ordered the immediate expulsion of four pro-democracy activists detained at the weekend during a news conference and criticised the US for supporting the event.

DRC intelligence agents arrest activists in Goma

2015-03-17 15:22

Intelligence agents have detained at least 10 people in eastern DRC as they attempted to protest against arrests of pro-democracy activists in the capital, witnesses and an intelligence agent say.


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.

Niger diplomat to head UN in DRC

2015-10-08 21:39

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current chief of the AU mission in Somalia to head the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC court sentences activists to suspended jail terms

2015-09-19 12:23

A court in the DRC has handed six-month suspended prison sentences to four members of an opposition movement that has been subject to government crackdown, their lawyer says.

DRC ruling coalition purges dissidents

2015-09-16 18:29

Seven senior political figures have been kicked out of Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition for signing a letter urging President Joseph Kabila not to cling to power after his term expires.

DRC opposition protesters accuse Kabila of power grab

2015-09-15 16:57

More than 1 000 people have demonstrated on the streets of DRC’s capital against what they say are plans by President Joseph Kabila to cling to power after his constitutional mandate ends next year.

NGOs demand release of detained activists in DRC

2015-06-15 17:30

More than 200 domestic and international NGOs have called on DRC to release two young activists arrested in March during a raid on a pro-democracy in the capital Kinshasa.

I'm looking forward to stepping down - Tanzanian leader

2015-04-08 16:31

President Jakaya Kikwete has reportedly described his presidential job as "stressful and thankless", saying he can't wait to step down when his tenure comes to an end in October.

UN cuts DRC peacekeepers

2015-03-26 18:58

The UN has approved cutting the DRC peacekeeping force by 2 000, far less than Kabila wanted.

Detained DRC protesters freed

2015-03-18 16:21

Rights activists arrested this week in the eastern DRC during a protest outside local intelligence headquarters have been released, officials say.

DRC frees US diplomat but detains African activists

2015-03-16 14:15

A US diplomat at a pro-democracy meeting in DRC has been freed but the African activists detained alongside him remain in custody, government says.

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