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.

Church backs DRC protesters

2015-01-21 21:06

Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church has thrown its weight behind opposition to a move that could extend President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Gunfire in DRC as protesters tell Kabila 'get out'

2015-01-21 13:57

Gunshots have been heard as police cracked down on a new student demonstration at Kinshasa’s university following two days of bloody violence in the capital.

DRC cops fire shots to disperse protesters

2015-01-20 15:29

Police have fired shots in the air to disperse crowds protesting for a second day against a proposed revision to the DRC’s electoral code that could delay a presidential election slated for 2016.


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.

Fresh violence in DRC as Senate votes on election law

2015-01-22 14:47

Riot police have opened fire on protesters in the DRC in a new bout of violence as the Senate is set to vote on a controversial bill that would extend President Joseph Kabila’s rule.

DRC protests enter 3rd day, at least 42 dead

2015-01-21 14:44

At least 42 people have been killed in three days of protests in DRC over a proposed legal reform the opposition says would keep President Joseph Kabila in power for years, a rights group says.

More violence in DRC

2015-01-20 22:31

Fresh clashes have erupted as demonstrators rampaged in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after deadly protests.

Tensions boil in DRC after deadly protest

2015-01-20 07:40

DRC opposition says the situation in tense in the central African country after several people were shot dead during demonstrations against alleged plans by President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule.

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