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Bishops in DRC call for polls to be held on time

2016-06-27 22:08

An influential grouping of Catholic bishops in the DRC have called for elections to be held on schedule this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down when his second term ends.

DRC opposition leader Katumbi jailed

2016-06-23 05:44

Embattled DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, has been sentenced to three years in jail over a real estate dispute.

DRC declares yellow fever epidemic

2016-06-20 19:37

The DRC has declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces.

Bodies of 19 suffocated Ethiopians found on truck in DRC

2016-06-18 15:49

Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials says.

Zuma still considering what to do about Mapisa-Nqakula's 'mercy mission'

2016-06-17 18:06

President Jacob Zuma is still considering what to do about Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's admission that she helped bring a Burundian woman into South Africa without the proper papers, the Presidency says.

Boats collide on DRC lake - at least 27 dead

2016-06-12 18:12

United Nations-backed Radio Okapi says that two boats have collided on a lake in Congo and one capsized, killing at least 27 people.

UN: Rebels kidnap dozens of civilians in DRC

2016-06-08 23:04

Nearly 100 people have been kidnapped in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo during an attack blamed on Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army, the United Nations says.

DRCongo's Bemba in dock for bribing

2016-05-31 19:48

Convicted Congolese war criminal Jean-Pierre Bemba is back in the International Criminal Court - this time accused of bribing witnesses and falsifying evidence.

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.

 

Congo slams 'terrorist' attack on Paris embassy

2016-06-23 08:39

Congo has called for its diplomats in France to be better protected after the country's embassy in Paris was attacked by a mob that broke into the mission and started a fire.

ICC jails Bemba for 18 years

2016-06-21 15:48

Judges at the ICC have sentenced former DRC vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders over a decade ago.

DRC's Bemba to be handed landmark war crimes sentence

2016-06-19 07:21

Judges at the world's only permanent war crimes court will pass sentence on former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, with prosecutors calling for a minimum 25-year sentence.

DRC rebels want new demob scheme

2016-06-17 19:35

The DRC's disbanded M23 rebel movement has called on the government to agree a new demobilisation scheme following deadly clashes in a camp housing former rebels dissatisfied with the conditions there.

Congo ex-presidential candidate Mokoko charged

2016-06-17 09:17

General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, who ran unsuccessfully against Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been charged with breaching state security, his lawyer says.

DR Congo opposition demands Kabila quit

2016-06-10 13:28

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have forged an alliance and demand that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.

UN and 3 global groups highlight election tensions in Congo

2016-06-07 08:34

The UN and 3 global organisations issue a rare joint statement highlighting growing global concern at rising political tensions in Congo.

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.

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