DRC's Katumbi flies to SA for medical help

2016-05-20 23:04

The DRC's top opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election has flown to South Africa for medical treatment, one day after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him on charges his supporters say are politically motivated.

Report: DRC's Katumbi to face mercenary charges

2016-05-19 18:58

The DRC's leading opposition candidate, Moise Katumbi, is being charged with recruiting mercenaries, according to an announcement on state television.

3 SA peacekeepers face sex abuse allegations

2016-05-18 07:48

The UN says it has received 44 allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions so far this year, including three involving South African troops.

Over 8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

2016-05-11 22:06

Over 8.6 million people were internally displaced due to violence and conflict in 2015, with Yemen, Syria and Iraq accounting for more than half the total number, according to a new report.

Security forces surround DRC presidential candidate's home

2016-05-06 14:19

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have surrounded opposition presidential candidate Moise Katumbi’s home in Lubumbashi, reports say.

16 villagers hacked to death in eastern DRC

2016-05-04 14:14

Attackers armed with machetes and axes have hacked at least 16 civilians to death in a night-time assault on their village in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and local officials say.

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.

DRC migrants in limbo as C Rica, Panama reject them

2016-04-16 19:54

Around 200 African migrants, most of them from the Democratic Republic of Congo, are in limbo between Costa Rica and Panama, with both Central American nations refusing them entry.

UN 'deeply concerned' for 35 000 displaced people in DRC

2016-04-14 09:41

The United Nations says it is 'deeply concerned' for around 35 000 people forced to flee camps in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following clashes between the army and rebels.

First soldiers on trial in Central Africa sex abuse scandal

2016-04-05 07:49

The first soldiers to face justice in a huge sex abuse scandal that has rocked the UN and France went on trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


DRC crisis stokes fears of widespread violence

2016-05-20 20:00

A simmering political crisis in the DRC that the US and its allies have been unable to defuse, is stoking fears in Congress that one of Africa's largest countries is on the verge of slipping into widespread violence.

Surgeon warns of 'unbearable atrocities' in DR Congo's east

2016-05-18 10:36

A leading Congolese surgeon who treats women sexually abused during conflict has warned of "unbearable atrocities" being committed in the country's east including the mutilation of babies and the disembowelling of pregnant women.

UN report: North Koreans arm Congolese

2016-05-14 22:38

UN experts say Congolese army officers and police have reported receiving pistols from a group of 30 North Korean instructors.

DRC ConCourt: President's mandate can be extended if no vote

2016-05-11 20:04

DRC President Joseph Kabila, who is constitutionally barred from running for a new term, can remain in office even if no election takes place before his mandate expires at the end of 2016, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

DRC leader fires minister captured on camera while masturbating

2016-05-05 10:07

President Joseph Kabila of the DRC has reportedly fired the country’s deputy minister of posts, telecommunications and information technology Enock Ruberangabo Sebineza, after a video of him masturbating in his office went viral last week last week.

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.

Bomb in car kills three in DRC

2016-04-16 08:56

Three people have been killed in Bukavu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a bomb exploded in their car.

At least 5 killed, buildings torched in Congo capital unrest

2016-04-06 07:26

At least five people have died and buildings have been torched in clashes between government forces and suspected rebels in Congo's capital, the government says, saying some 50 people had been arrested over the 'terror attack'.

DRC president's sister named in Panama Papers

2016-04-04 15:17

Democratic Republic of Congo lawmaker Jaynet Desiree Kabila Kyungu opened an offshore company account soon after her brother, President Joseph Kabila, assumed presidency in 2001, according to the so-called Panama Papers.

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