DRC court orders immediate release of anti-Kabila protest leaders

2016-08-30 13:20

DRC's Supreme Court has ordered the release of three prominent pro-democracy leaders held for more than a year for opposing a fresh term for veteran President Joseph Kabila.

Slow start to national shutdown in DRC

2016-08-23 12:17

It remains unclear whether DRC nationals are going to heed opposition party calls for a national shutdown in the country.

DRC puts fighters on trial for civilian massacres

2016-08-20 22:50

Human rights monitors have said Allied Democratic Forces have been involved in killing more than a thousand civilians.

Curfew slapped on DRC towns after deadly clashes

2016-08-18 16:47

Authorities have slapped a dawn-to-dusk curfew on two towns in the Democratic Republic of Congo after deadly clashes over the government's failure to prevent repeated civilian massacres.

Man shot dead at protest over DR Congo massacre

2016-08-17 18:54

A young man has been shot dead when security forces opened fire at a crowd protesting the government's alleged failure to protect civilians after a gruesome massacre in eastern DR Congo.

51 killed in DRC machete attack

2016-08-15 18:16

Civil society groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the number of people hacked to death in the restive east this weekend has risen to 51.

More than 30 civilians massacred in DRC - army

2016-08-14 18:21

More than 30 civilians have been killed in a massacre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, that has been shaken by violence since 2014, the army says.

Climate change blamed for vanishing fish in Lake Tanganyika

2016-08-10 07:18

Fish are becoming more scarce in Africa's oldest and deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika, because of climate warming, not just overfishing, US researchers say.

Seven dead in troubled east DRC

2016-08-08 12:31

Suspected Rwandan rebels have killed seven people overnight in a region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that has been shaken by ethnic violence, local officials said.

DRC opposition chief demands elections by end 2016

2016-07-31 22:44

Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20.


Anti-Kabila strike 'cripples' Kinshasa – report

2016-08-24 13:06

A general strike called in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly crippled businesses in the capital Kinshasa.

DRC opposition calls for general strike against Kabila

2016-08-22 15:16

The DRC's main opposition alliance has called for a general strike against President Joseph Kabila's 15-year rule.

Congo opposition leader denied bail - lawyer

2016-08-20 17:07

A lawyer says the Republic of Congo has denied bail for an opposition leader under house arrest since June.

Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

2016-08-17 20:12

A massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has begun in Congo, meant to stop the global spread of the virus.

Three aid workers kidnapped in DRC

2016-08-17 05:42

Three workers with the Catholic aid organisation Caritas have been abducted in a troubled region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the charity says.

42 killed in troubled east DR Congo

2016-08-15 08:27

At least 42 civilians have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official says, in what the government described as a massacre in revenge for military operations in the area.

19 die in clashes in central DRCongo

2016-08-14 10:35

Nineteen people have been killed in clashes between police and militia in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say.

DRC refuses to renew HRW researcher's visa

2016-08-10 06:23

The DRC has refused to renew the visa of a senior Human Rights Watch researcher who is set to leave the troubled African country shortly.

DRC, Uganda leaders agree on sharing intel to fight rebels

2016-08-05 07:20

Congo, Uganda leaders agree on sharing intel to fight rebels active along countries' border.

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.

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