ARTICLES RELATING TO JOSEPH KABILA

DRC opposition leader jailed for insulting Kabila

2014-09-12 07:56

A senior opposition lawmaker in the DRC has been sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the country’s president and government, one of his lawyers says.

Tycoon claims huge oil find in DR Congo

2014-08-11 19:43

A company owned by Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler says it has discovered vast potential reserves of oil in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC's Kabila may stay on

2014-08-05 19:47

The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila gave the United States no sign that he would stick to the country's constitution and stand down after two terms.

DRC plotters argue in PTA court

2014-07-28 20:36

Members of a rebel DRC group, accused of plotting to overthrow President Joseph Kabila while in SA, are challenging the validity of local foreign military assistance legislation.

Delay in trial of DRC's alleged coup plotters

2014-07-22 08:36

The trial of 20 men accused of plotting to overthrow Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been delayed in the North Gauteng High Court after applications by 14 of the accused were launched.

Kabila destroys own dagga

2014-07-03 21:01

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has directed security officials to destroy a marijuana plantation grown by his own guards.

300 dead in DRC attacks blamed on 'prophet'

2014-05-22 17:39

More than 300 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in attacks blamed on a self-proclaimed "prophet" in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December, the International Federation for Human Rights says.

DRC rebels sign amnesty to end fighting

2014-05-06 21:27

Defeated DRC rebels who fled to Uganda have signed amnesty papers vowing not to fight again, a leader of the group says, marking a key step in peace efforts.

Kerry embarks on major Africa tour

2014-04-30 07:48

US Secretary of State John Kerry has embarked on his first major tour of Africa focussed on some of the continent’s most brutal wars including the bloodshed in South Sudan.

DRC close to defeating Ugandan Islamist rebels

2014-03-04 09:04

A UN-backed offensive by DRC troops has destroyed the bases of a Ugandan Islamist group in the country’s east and should crush the rebels in the next few days, an army spokesperson says.

DRC’s Kabila wants to conclude talks with M23

2013-12-03 12:41

DRC’s president wants talks with rebels in the country’s east concluded as soon as possible, although there is no sign of a breakthrough on the wording of an accord that scuppered a signing last month.

DRC thanks SA for M23 intervention

2013-12-02 07:34

DRC's president Joseph Kabila has thanked South Africa for its role in defeating the M23 rebels in Goma, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

DRC M23 rebels end rebellion, say ready to disarm

2013-11-05 12:38

DRC's M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month rebellion and says it is ready to disarm and demobilise troops and pursue a political solution to end the crisis in the east of the country.

Zuma pledges solidarity with DRC

2013-10-30 08:01

President Jacob Zuma has pledged South Africa's solidarity with the people of the DRC, saying the deployment of hundreds of SA troops to the country is a testament to that.

DRC's M23 movement 'finished'

2013-10-29 11:26

Government troops in the DRC say they have gained more ground against M23 rebels as the head of the UN mission in the country describes the movement as finished.

DRC troops gain ground against rebels

2013-10-28 15:18

The army in eastern DRC has gained ground from M23 rebels, seizing back control of a major military base as the UN Security Council prepared to hold emergency talks on the crisis.

DRC returns to negotiations with rebels

2013-09-07 09:25

Democratic Republic of Congo says it would return to negotiations with rebels next week after regional leaders set a two-week deadline for peace talks to end an 18-month-old rebellion.

Defence chiefs meet over DRC

2013-09-04 17:42

Defence chiefs and foreign ministers from Africa's Great Lakes region have met in the latest bid to end fighting in resource rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC M23 rebels declare ceasefire

2013-08-30 14:28

DRC's M23 rebels have suspended fighting and withdrawn from the frontline to allow an independent investigation into shelling that hit neighbouring Rwanda, its leader says.

Few African leaders at Mugabe's inauguration

2013-08-22 12:52
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Few serving African leaders have attended Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's inauguration ceremony in Harare where thousands of his supporters filled the 60 000-seater venue.

DRC opposition rejects Kabila's offer

2013-07-02 17:13

Opposition parties in the DRC have rejected an offer of "national consultations" made by President Joseph Kabila, they said in a joint statement.

Armed group burns 16 alive in DRC

2013-06-13 15:00

An armed tribal movement burned 16 people alive in a house during a 1 June attack on a village in the Katanga province of the DRC, the UN sources say.

Comoros, DRC discuss coup bid

2013-05-04 11:27

The foreign minister of the Comoros has met DRC’s President Joseph Kabila to discuss the alleged involvement of Congolese nationals in the Indian Ocean state's latest coup attempt.

Stop supporting DRC rebels, says Ban

2013-02-28 09:15

The UN leader Ban Ki-moon says foreign countries are still backing rebels in the DRC and must face "consequences" over the instability there.

DRC rebels clashes leave 10 dead

2013-02-25 16:24

Fighting between rival factions of the M23 rebel movement in the northeastern Rutshuru region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left 10 dead.

 

Undercover cop testifies in DRC coup plot trial

2014-08-11 22:18

An undercover police colonel who infiltrated a group of rebels allegedly plotting to overthrow DRC President Joseph Kabila's government has started testifying in the North Gauteng High Court.

DRC 'mercenary' maintains innocents

2014-08-05 21:04

Etienne Kabila, the man accused of being the leader of a group of rebels plotting to overthrow DRC President Joseph Kabila, claims he is an innocent man who did nothing wrong.

Applause as DRC 'mercenaries' appear

2014-08-04 14:32

Applause and chanting echoed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ahead of the appearance of members of a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel group.

Gunfire near military base in DRC capital

2014-07-22 17:41

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.

Asylum-seeking Congolese sent to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 14:38

Three Congolese witnesses formerly detained by the ICC have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands, their layer says.

Step aside, US envoy tells DRC leader Kabila

2014-06-06 08:44

The top US envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region has called for DRC President Joseph Kabila to respect a constitutional term limit and step down.

Khulubuse Zuma swimming in oil billions

2014-05-18 12:55
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Business mogul Khulubuse Zuma owns an oil fortune of R100bn in the DRC which he allegedly acquired through the help of his uncle, President Jacob Zuma.

Kerry urges Kabila to respect law

2014-05-04 16:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to respect a constitutional law which forbids him from seeking a new term in 2016 elections.

World Bank to finance DRC's Inga dam

2014-03-14 22:01

The World Bank is likely to approve $73m next week to fund an expansion of the Inga hydro-electric dam in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Death toll in DRC attacks rises to 100

2013-12-31 17:04

Around 100 people have been killed in Democratic Republic of Congo when security forces clashed with supporters of a self-proclaimed 'prophet' who tried to seize control of the airport, a military barracks and state television.

Fight against M23 rebels not over - Kabila

2013-12-02 08:40

President Joseph Kabila of the DRC says the fight against insurgents in the country’s conflict-torn east is not over despite the recent defeat of the M23 rebels.

DRC blames Uganda for failed peace talks

2013-11-13 08:54

DRC has quit Ugandan-hosted talks with M23 rebels, saying Kampala's support for insurgents was to blame for the failure to sign a document due to end the central African country's latest rebellion.

DRC army in 'last phase' push against M23

2013-11-01 11:13

DRC troops are in a mopping up operation to rout the remaining pockets of the M23 rebel movement, after seizing their last stronghold in a push to finally break the back of the insurgency.

Zuma arrives in DRC for visit

2013-10-29 15:08

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a two-day visit.

1 000s flee into Uganda as DRC fighting spreads

2013-10-29 08:57

At least 10 000 Congolese refugees have fled into Uganda to escape fighting between a new rebel faction identified as M18 and militia in DRC’s lawless northeast, military officials say.

DRC clashes: Rwanda says it was shelled

2013-10-25 21:15

DRC's M23 rebels have clashed with government troops for the first time in nearly two months and neighbouring Rwanda says Congolese army shells have landed on its territory.

Leaders meet to broker end of DRC war

2013-09-05 13:15

Presidents from Africa's Great Lakes region have gathered in Uganda for a fresh bid to broker a deal to end fighting in resource-rich eastern DRC.

DRC opposition to boycott unity event

2013-09-02 07:35

The leaders of three opposition partied in the DRC say they will boycott upcoming talks this week that are aimed at national reconciliation.

Tanzania, Rwanda tension may worsen

2013-08-28 08:53

A war of words between Rwanda and Tanzania is enflaming tensions in Africa's resource-rich Great Lakes region, adding a new, potentially dangerous dimension to one of the continent's longest-running conflicts.

Oslo sends cops to DRC after Norwegian dies

2013-08-20 15:17

Norway is set to send police officers to DRC to attend the autopsy of a Norwegian who died mysteriously in a Kinshasa prison, the government says.

Obama: Stop backing DRC rebels

2013-07-02 07:55

President Barack Obama has called on the countries bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop backing armed groups there.

DRC rebels prepare to face UN force

2013-05-06 15:32

Rebels in the DRC are honing their ambush skills to prepare to face a new UN force which has a mandate to go on the offensive.

Kabila at top of coup-accused's hit list

2013-03-06 22:29

A computer confiscated from one of 20 men accused of plotting to overthrow the DRC's government contained a hit list of Congolese leaders, a prosecutor has told a the North Gauteng High Court.

Despite peace accord, DRC still on edge

2013-02-26 11:53

Despite the signing of a Democratic Republic of Congo accord, the central African country remains unsettled by signs of a return to war.

DRC neighbours agree to peace plan

2013-02-24 22:03

DRC and its neighbours have signed a new peace plan and the region has agreed not to support armed groups.

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