WATCH: SADC, AU have disappointed us – DRC opposition

2016-10-22 20:00

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition has expressed disappointment in the manner in which the AU and the SADC have handled the country’s situation.

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 is too far to hold elections, says DRC opposition

2016-10-22 10:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition coalition has called for elections to be held in 2017, as they maintain that President Joseph Kabila must step down.

Top Africa Stories: S Sudan, DRC, Moz, Somalia

2016-10-21 20:33

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA', says expert, South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his country as early as next month, and peace talks continue in Mozambique.

UN chief hopes for credible vote in DRC

2016-10-20 10:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a political deal reached in the DRC to delay an election until 2018 will help improve human rights and lead to a credible vote.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, Burundi, DRC

2016-10-19 21:06

US President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama is set to attend presidential debate as Trump's guest, Zimbabwean children go hungry and Burundi set to pull out of ICC.

Cuddles and Kalashnikovs for mountain gorillas

2016-10-19 19:00

A powerful combination of love and guns is helping rebuild an endangered gorilla community in the jungles of war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN beefs up peacekeeping force in DRC capital

2016-10-19 10:37

The UN is moving hundreds of peacekeepers from eastern DRC to Kinshasa to help deal with a possible outbreak of violence over the post

20 dead in Pygmy/Bantu caterpillar clashes in DRC

2016-10-18 18:23

At least 20 people have been killed in three days of clashes in southeast DRC between Pygmy and Bantu people over a disputed caterpillar collection tax, a local parliamentarian says.

Top Africa News: Zim, Nigeria, DRC, Malawi, Moz

2016-10-17 20:11

SA and Mozambique commemorate Machel's death, Malawian leader Mutharika arrives home with one hand 'observably not functioning' and Nigerian parents finally unite with 21 freed Chibok girls.

DRC calls for general strike - report

2016-10-17 16:06

The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition parties have reportedly called for a general strike in protest of government's decision to delay next month's election to April 2018.


WATCH: Kabila shouldn't govern by force, says DRC opposition

2016-10-22 14:09

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition coalition has urged President Joseph Kabila to respect the country’s constitution and step down when his term of office expires on December 20.

DRC security forces killed 48 protesters, UN report says

2016-10-21 21:35

The UN human rights office says the DRC security forces killed at least 48 people during anti-government opposition protests last month, using excessive force that also injured at least 140 people.

Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

ICC convicts former DRC VP of interfering with witnesses

2016-10-20 07:00

The International Criminal Court has convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of interfering with witnesses.

DRC strikes shut down bustling capital Kinshasa

2016-10-19 19:55

DRC's normally bustling capital Kinshasa has been shut down by a strike to protest plans to extend the president's stay in power beyond the end of his term in December.

Strikes in DRC over president's poll delay

2016-10-19 12:10

The Congolese capital Kinshasa is gripped by a strike in a protest over plans by the president to stay in power beyond the end of his term in December, AFP journalists say.

DRC opposition rejects bid to postpone poll to 2018

2016-10-19 08:50

DRC's main opposition party has firmly rejected a move to postpone this year's presidential vote until April 2018 - handing President Joseph Kabila more than a year of extra time.

In Burundi, a mass wedding celebration for DRC refugees

2016-10-17 23:00

They have fled their homes and lost loved ones to conflict, but for 46 Congolese couples there is a reason to celebrate.

ICC sends mission to DRC to urge 'restraint'

2016-10-17 20:11

The chief prosecutor of the world's only permanent war crimes court says she has sent a team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to urge restraint after weeks of deadly unrest.

DRC delays election to 2018 despite opposition anger

2016-10-17 12:35

The government of the DRC says it will push back next month's presidential election to April 2018, in a move that is set to keep President Joseph Kabila in office until the delayed vote.

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