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Rwandan President Paul Kagame was the surprise guest at ceremonies in DRC on Friday to honour deceased opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi hosted by his son Felix, the country's president.
Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Democratic Republic of Congo's next president.
The Congolese opposition has unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power.
At least 100 riot police have surrounded the main opposition party HQ in the DRC capital Kinshasa, a report says, while a party spokesperson claims authorities want to stop them building a tomb for their late leader.
Democratic Republic of Congo's normally teeming capital Kinshasa came to a standstill as people stayed home in fear of violence after the government banned a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila.
Beheadings, mass graves, kidnapped foreigners, child soldiers: a tribal insurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region has killed hundreds of people and risks further destabilising the fragile central government.
Former president Thabo Mbeki "won't get involved in DRC political issues", and police in Zimbabwe have arrested two journalists over a Mugabe "health scare" story.
The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.
Plans to bring home the body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi and give him a grand national funeral appear to have run aground, mired in a rumpus between his friends and foes.
Thousands of members of the Congolese diaspora have gathered in Brussels to pay their last respects to their nation's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died in the Belgian capital last week.
A plane carrying the remains of former DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Kinshasa from Belgium for a funeral in his home country, images on state RTNC television have shown.
An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party have said.
The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo has blasted as a "provocation" and a power grab an announcement that elections to end a deep political crisis in the mineral-rich country will likely not be held this year.
The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.
Democratic Republic of Congo'd president has named Bruno Tshibala as the country's prime minister in a move unlikely to placate the country's opposition.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition have called for a stay-home stoppage for Monday to force President Joseph Kabila to implement a deal on sharing power.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition coalition has reportedly named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him.
Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he fears for his life as he prepares to return home, and President Kenyatta's dance moves have riled Kenyans ahead of crucial vote.
Muhammadu Buhari has extended his stay in the UK on health reasons, and opposition groups have reportedly come together to form a coalition to challenge Ian Khama's ruling party in 2019 elections.
President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the Democratic Republic of Congo following the death of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, a statement says.
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