About 40 000 join pro-government rally as DRC poll row mounts

2016-07-29 18:38

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Kinshasa support of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, just two days after his leading opponent returned home to a massive welcome.

DRC opposition chief Tshisekedi returns as crisis looms

2016-07-27 16:09

DRC's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has returned home after a two-year convalescence as the mineral-rich but unstable nation headed into fresh turbulence.

Kidnapping for ransom thrives in eastern DRC

2016-07-21 14:34

Floribert Kambale Safari didn't spend long in the hands of his kidnappers, but he still feels he's a captive to the debt owed to those who paid his ransom.

Congo opposition leader says government tried to kill him

2016-07-12 08:21

Congo's leading opposition candidate for president says he was poisoned as part of a government plot to kill him.

Nine dead in latest massacre in eastern DRC

2016-07-05 18:01

Nine civilians have been murdered in the latest in a long spate of attacks in eastern DRC's North Kivu province.

Congo slams 'terrorist' attack on Paris embassy

2016-06-23 08:39

Congo has called for its diplomats in France to be better protected after the country's embassy in Paris was attacked by a mob that broke into the mission and started a fire.

ICC jails Bemba for 18 years

2016-06-21 15:48

Judges at the ICC have sentenced former DRC vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders over a decade ago.

DRC's Bemba to be handed landmark war crimes sentence

2016-06-19 07:21

Judges at the world's only permanent war crimes court will pass sentence on former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, with prosecutors calling for a minimum 25-year sentence.

DRC rebels want new demob scheme

2016-06-17 19:35

The DRC's disbanded M23 rebel movement has called on the government to agree a new demobilisation scheme following deadly clashes in a camp housing former rebels dissatisfied with the conditions there.

Congo ex-presidential candidate Mokoko charged

2016-06-17 09:17

General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, who ran unsuccessfully against Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been charged with breaching state security, his lawyer says.


'The owner is back': DRC opposition chief welcomed home as crisis looms

2016-07-28 11:06

The DRC's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence.

LRA rebels in CAR kidnap 344 people in six months

2016-07-21 16:18

Rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army have kidnapped a record 344 civilians in the Central African Republic in the first half of 2016, according to two specialised NGOs.

UN expects DRC presidential election to be delayed

2016-07-15 07:36

The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says he does not believe the country will be able to hold its presidential election as scheduled in November.

DRC likely to face violence without talks - UN official

2016-07-08 11:57

The UN deputy secretary-general is warning that DRC is likely to face violence and persistent instability unless political opponents hold talks to resolve an impasse over upcoming elections in the country

Bishops in DRC call for polls to be held on time

2016-06-27 22:08

An influential grouping of Catholic bishops in the DRC have called for elections to be held on schedule this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down when his second term ends.

DRC opposition leader Katumbi jailed

2016-06-23 05:44

Embattled DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, has been sentenced to three years in jail over a real estate dispute.

DRC declares yellow fever epidemic

2016-06-20 19:37

The DRC has declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces.

Bodies of 19 suffocated Ethiopians found on truck in DRC

2016-06-18 15:49

Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials says.

Zuma still considering what to do about Mapisa-Nqakula's 'mercy mission'

2016-06-17 18:06

President Jacob Zuma is still considering what to do about Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's admission that she helped bring a Burundian woman into South Africa without the proper papers, the Presidency says.

Boats collide on DRC lake - at least 27 dead

2016-06-12 18:12

United Nations-backed Radio Okapi says that two boats have collided on a lake in Congo and one capsized, killing at least 27 people.

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