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.

DRC detains US diplomat

2015-03-16 06:29

DRC's security forces have detained a US diplomat in a raid that also targeted journalists and regional democracy activists and accused them of posing a threat to stability, a government spokesperson says.

DRC must end threat of Hutu rebels - US envoy

2015-02-25 09:37

The government of the DRC "owes it to its people" to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy says.

Last of DRC plotters acquitted in SA court

2015-02-21 22:08

The last of a group of Congolese nationals accused of plotting to assassinate DRC President Joseph Kabila have been acquitted in a South African court.

DRC shuns UN support for rebel offensive

2015-02-16 09:55

The DRC says it has rejected the UN support for a joint offensive against Hutu rebels in the country’s restive east with a warning against international interference in its affairs.

US urges DRC to set date for presidential poll

2015-02-10 05:00

Democratic Republic of Congo should promptly set a date for a presidential election in 2016, a senior US envoy says.

Senate drops clause requiring census before DRC vote

2015-01-23 12:49

DRC’s Senate has dropped a clause requiring a national census before 2016 presidential elections, following days of violent protests.

Joseph Kabila is a steely, enigmatic leader

2015-01-22 19:13

Propelled to power by the 2001 murder of his father, Congolese President Joseph Kabila has since struggled with the challenge of ruling a vast mineral-rich nation ravaged by incessant conflict.


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.

Villagers flee as DRC army pursues rebels

2015-02-26 19:41

Fearful villagers have been fleeing their homes in eastern DRC as the army pursues Rwandan Hutu rebels in a new offensive.

DRC launches offensive against Hutu rebels

2015-02-24 18:24

The army of the DRC has launched an assault against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the volatile east of the country, military and official sources say.

Burundi warns those opposing president's possible 3rd term

2015-02-16 10:55

Burundi’s president will bid for a third term in June elections if elected by his party, his spokesperson says, denying campaigners who say such a move would violate the constitution and risk violence.

Hundreds still detained after Kabila protests

2015-02-10 21:17

More than 300 people, including opposition leaders, remain in detention in DRC after protests last month, reinforcing concerns that President Joseph Kabila plans to cling to power beyond his legal mandate.

Chinese become targets in DRC anti-govt riots

2015-01-25 14:06

Clashes between DRC police and political protesters that left at least 40 people dead last week have also revealed the level of hostility towards the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa.

DRC army, rebels clash

2015-01-22 20:39

Nearly 30 people have been killed over the past week in clashes between the Congolese army and one of the armed groups operating in the east of the country.

Deadly protests: West urges DRC to suspend new election law

2015-01-22 16:39

Western powers have urged DRC to withdraw or re-draft divisive changes to electoral law after days of deadly protests over the legislation, diplomatic sources said.

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