ARTICLES RELATING TO JOSEPH KABILA

DRC opposition agrees joint presidential candidate

2016-05-02 10:59

A coalition of opponents of the DRC's President Joseph Kabila have announced former regional governor Moise Katumbi as their "joint opposition candidate" for presidential elections due before the end of the year.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

HRW asks DRC to free youth activists

2016-03-15 21:11

Leading rights watchdog Human Rights Watch has asked DRC authorities to immediately free two civil society activists arrested a year ago during a pro-democracy workshop.

Catholic Church in DRC defers march

2016-01-13 17:01

The powerful Roman Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo has cancelled memorial marches in February on the Vatican's recommendation.

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.

 

Police tear-gas protesters as row over Kabila rumbles on

2016-04-20 14:13

Police in the DRC fired tear gas to break up a demonstration by 5,000 people in the latest unrest triggered by fears that President Joseph Kabila plans to extend his rule into a third term.

UN opposes troop drawdown in DRC

2016-03-30 20:56

The United Nations has decided against cutting back its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo as fears grow of political turmoil.

DRC government calls for co-operation

2016-03-10 22:05

Congo's government has called on international partners to demonstrate positive co-operation days after the European Union expressed concern over harassment of government opponents.

DRC election crackdown concern

2015-12-08 21:59

The United Nations is concern over a government crackdown on opponents ahead of next year's elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

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