Rwanda's Kagame stars in DRC Tshisekedi ceremonies

2019-05-31 22:01

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.

In DRC, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power

2019-01-23 17:21

Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Democratic Republic of Congo's next president.

DRC opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

2017-07-23 07:37

The Congolese opposition has unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power.

DRC police surround opposition HQ in 'tomb row'

2017-05-09 19:31

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.

Political tension brings DRC capital to standstill

2017-04-11 16:01

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.

DRC tribal rebellion: What we know

2017-03-31 17:21

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.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Mugabe, DRC

2017-03-03 20:27

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.

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

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.

DRC opposition leader Tshisekedi's funeral in limbo amid rumpus

2017-02-10 14:30

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.

Congolese pay last respects to opposition head in Brussels

2017-02-06 10:17

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.


Plane carrying body of DRC's Tshisekedi's arrives in Kinshasa: state TV

2019-05-30 22:00

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.

DRC opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

2017-08-12 18:01

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.

DRC's opposition blasts election delays as 'provocation'

2017-07-10 18:59

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.

Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

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.

DRC president announces new prime minister amid tensions

2017-04-08 11:00

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.

DRC opposition calls 'ghost town' protest as crisis grows

2017-03-30 16:56

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.

Late DRC opposition leader's son named as successor

2017-03-03 16:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition coalition has reportedly named the son of its late leader Etienne Tshisekedi to succeed him.

Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Kenya, Zim

2017-02-10 20:25

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Botswana, Nigeria

2017-02-06 20:00

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.

Zuma conveys condolences to DRC after opposition leader Tshisekedi's death

2017-02-04 13:32

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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