PICS: DRC's late dictator Mobutu Sese Seko awaits return home 20 years on

2017-09-06 15:26

Twenty years on from his death in exile in Morocco, only the initials MSS mark the grave in Rabat as the resting place of Mobutu Sese Seko, the self-styled "King of Zaire".

1 000s flee rebel advance in DRC

2012-11-23 14:39

Thousands of civilians have poured out of the town of Sake in the eastern DRC in the face of a rebel advance that has raised fears of wider conflict erupting in the chronically unstable region.

Kabila's party loses 45% of its seats

2012-02-03 08:36

President Joseph Kabila's party has lost 45% of the legislative seats it held before November elections that were denounced as fraudulent and chaotic, according to belated results.

Violence, late ballots mar DRC vote

2011-11-29 07:44

Voting materials arrived late or sometimes not at all in precincts throughout the DRC but the country’s elections went ahead, raising doubts about the legitimacy of the polls.


From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

2017-07-03 16:13

Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to step down last year after serving two terms. But he failed to organise elections leading to deadly protests. Is Congo's future now in grave danger?, writes Reuben Loffman.

Botswana's rulers face united rival

2012-11-22 14:43

The African Spring may not have materialised, but in Botswana - the continent’s oldest multi-party democracy - the winds of change are buffeting a party that has ruled the country since independence.

DRC voting extended to 2nd day

2011-11-30 08:09

After an election marred by missing ballots and violence, officials have extended voting to a second day in an attempt to prevent further unrest in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest nation.

DRC opposition urges voters to rise up

2011-11-11 16:33

Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has called on the population to "terrorise" President Joseph Kabila's regime ahead of elections.

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