UN seeks $65m for DRC emergency

2017-04-26 05:53

UN officials have launched a bid to raise $65.4m in emergency funds for thousands of people displaced by violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region.

Congo police arrest dozens at banned protest rallies

2017-04-11 19:34

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo have detained several dozen people accused of violating a ban on protests against President Joseph Kabila.

DRC president announces new prime minister amid tensions

2017-04-08 11:00

Democratic Republic of Congo'd president has named Bruno Tshibala as the country's prime minister in a move unlikely to placate the country's opposition.

DRC to get new PM this week under peace deal: Kabila

2017-04-05 19:15

DRC President Joseph Kabila has pledged the appointment of a new prime minister this week in line with a stalled December peace deal struck with the opposition.

Pope Francis calls for peace in DRC

2017-04-03 12:00

Pope Francis has called for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging an end to the bloodshed in the troubled Kasai region.

DRC police accuse rebels of killing 39 officers

2017-03-28 10:00

Congolese national police have accused rebels of massacring 39 of their officers in the violence-wracked Kasai region.

At least 10 mass graves found in crisis-hit DRC region

2017-03-23 08:34

The United Nations says investigators have found 10 mass graves in the violence-wracked Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of Congo's centre.

$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.


Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.

Political tension brings DRC capital to standstill

2017-04-11 16:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's normally teeming capital Kinshasa came to a standstill as people stayed home in fear of violence after the government banned a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

DRC leader promises election but doesn't say when

2017-04-05 20:04

DRC president says he would appoint a prime minister within 48 hours as a political impasse looms, and he promised that long-delayed presidential elections would take place without saying when.

UN finds more mass graves in DRC's Kasai region

2017-04-04 06:00

The UN investigators say they had found more mass graves in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where tribal militias are battling security forces.

DRC to probe deaths of American, Swedish UN experts

2017-03-30 06:09

DRC's government says it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave after disappearing more than two weeks ago.

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials

2017-03-25 20:32

A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months, a local officials says.

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.

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