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.

DRC army, rebels clash again

2016-03-29 18:44

Four Congolese soldiers and 12 rebels have been killed in three days of clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Namibia laments surge in foreign-operated taxis

2016-03-24 13:49

Police in the Namibian capital of Windhoek have reported an increase in suspected criminal activity involving pirate taxis operated by foreign nationals in the city, a report says.

Congo presidential candidate released after questioning

2016-02-23 11:10

Congolese authorities have released Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a former army chief who is running against incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso in presidential elections in March, Mokoko's lawyer says.

Opposition protest strike disrupts DRC capital

2016-02-16 17:30

A strike called by the opposition to warn Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila against trying to cling to power, has disrupted life in Kinshasa.

DRC opposition figure arrested - party, witnesses

2016-02-15 07:37

A well-known Congolese opposition leader was arrested by military officers at his party's headquarters in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday, witnesses said.


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.

UN starts probe into DRC sex abuse claims

2016-04-02 20:47

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has opened an investigation into claims of sexual abuse against Tanzanian peacekeepers.

UN helicopters attack Ugandan rebels in DRC

2016-03-25 16:31

UN helicopter gunships has attacked Ugandan rebels active in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile east, inflicting casualties, a senior UN official says.

DRC extradites key suspect in Rwandan genocide

2016-03-20 14:26

The Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister says one of the most wanted suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has now been extradited home to face charges.

New sex abuse claims against DRC peacekeepers

2016-02-16 21:15

UN peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of sexually abusing four children who were living in a camp for displaced civilians in the Central African Republic.

Africa’s brave rangers giving their lives to protect elephants

2016-02-16 08:31

André Migifuloyo and Djuma Uweko lived together, worked together and last October died together fighting to protect Congo's elephants from voracious ivory-seeking poachers.

DRC nets 'big fish' in poaching network

2016-02-12 16:24

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have made three arrests as Kinshasa seeks to dismantle a major ivory trafficking syndicate.

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