DRC UN mission braces for clashes as leader's term ends

2016-12-07 08:44

The UN mission in the DRC is bracing for violence ahead of the official end of President Joseph Kabila's term on December 20, amid moves to extend the leader's mandate.

DRC political talks collapse as Kabila supporters pull out

2016-12-05 15:05

Political talks mediated by the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reportedly collapsed after President Joseph Kabila's supporters pulled out.

Uganda:149 alleged rebels arrested after assault on palace

2016-11-29 16:04

Uganda's government says 149 people have been arrested in a restive region near Democratic Republic of Congo where clashes with a tribal militia have killed at least 62 people.

Death toll from Uganda clashes rises to 62

2016-11-28 18:01

The death toll has risen to 62 from weekend clashes in a traditional kingdom in western Uganda, which pitted security forces against royal guards accused of belonging to a separatist militia, says the police.

DRC governor appeals for calm after Pygmy-Bantu clashes

2016-11-25 08:28

Violent clashes between Pygmy and Bantu people have erupted once again in southeastern DRC, a provincial governor says, appealing for calm.

DRC youth leaders detained on eve of protest

2016-11-18 21:01

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo have detained four youth leaders on the eve of a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila, says the main opposition coalition.

DRC new media rules a cause for concern, says UN

2016-11-16 20:00

The United Nations has expressed concern over a new law that seeks international broadcasters to register as local firms in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a report says.

DRC transfers mining royalties to Kabila ally - NGO

2016-11-16 19:01

The DRC's state mining firm has signed away the royalties from the country's most lucrative mining project to a company owned by a close friend of President Joseph Kabila, Global Witness says.

DRC PM resigns but opposition wants Kabila to quit

2016-11-15 10:23

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata has resigned to make way for an opposition figure to take his place following a controversial deal that effectively extends the president's term in office.

DRC prime minister resigns

2016-11-14 16:00

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo has resigned to make way for an opposition figure to take his place following talks aimed at averting a political crisis.


Clashes in central DRC leave at least 23 dead

2016-12-06 13:33

At least 23 people died in weekend clashes triggered by tribal rivalry in DRC's central Tshikapa region, the deputy governor of Kasai province says.

Rape-accused DRC police decapitated

2016-12-03 17:00

Two DRC police officers accused of rape were decapitated as violence flared between authorities and supporters of a traditional tribal chief killed in August, a governor's aide says.

Silent victims of violence: 4m kids orphaned in DRC

2016-11-29 13:46

More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence.

Militia attack kills at least 34 civilians in DRC

2016-11-27 21:03

At least 34 civilians have been killed in ethnic violence in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say.

DRC police bar anti-Kabila protest

2016-11-20 14:59

Police in the DRC prevented a protest against President Joseph Kabila from taking place in Kinshasa, with officers occupying the square where the planned rally was due to occur, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Namibia, Kenya

2016-11-16 20:00

President Joseph Kabila has defied calls for him to step down, and African countries have been urged not to leave the ICC during an annual meeting held in The Hague.

DRC leader claims 'interference' amid vote delay tension

2016-11-16 19:01

Congo's president has vowed to protect his country's sovereignty and denounced "any interference" as the country experiences tensions brought on by a decision to delay the next election.

DRC president defies growing calls to resign

2016-11-16 10:16

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has defied calls to step down when his term ends next month and vowed during remarks to lawmakers to defend his government against violent overthrow.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, DRC, Zim

2016-11-14 20:01

TB Joshua has spoken out after failed prediction on the US presidential election, and gays and lesbians in Zim have "given up" on their fight for same sex marriages.

5 killed in attack on DRC minister's convoy

2016-11-14 06:14

Five people have been killed in an attack targeting the convoy of a regional minister in DRC's restive South Kivu province, officials say.

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