IMF urges DRC to cut budget, halt central bank loans

2020-02-26 21:57

The IMF has voiced concern over the Democratic Republic of Congo's 2020 budget and urged its central bank to stop drawing down foreign currency reserves and advancing money to the government.

DRC halves budget in blow to Tshisekedi plans

2020-02-17 20:48

The Democratic Republic of Congo must nearly halve government spending plans this year, the finance ministry says, in a blow to President Felix Tshisekedi's much-touted anti-poverty schemes.

Insecurity threatens chance to end DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO

2019-11-22 19:26

The opportunity to quickly end the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be lost due to violence in the country's east, the United Nations says.

Scores of DRC media 'closed' in crackdown: rights group

2019-09-03 18:42

Dozens of media outlets have been shut down in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest crackdown against journalists, a local media rights group says.

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.

DRC towns vote in polls delayed by conflict, Ebola

2019-03-31 19:05

Voters in Beni and Butembo, towns in northeastern DRC ravaged by conflict and an Ebola epidemic, have taken part in long-delayed elections.

Strikes set first test for DRC's Tshisekedi

2019-02-07 06:59

Felix Tshisekedi is facing his maiden test as president of Democratic Republic of Congo - not from rivals in the political arena, as many have expected, but from striking workers.

Top Africa stories: Zim cleric freed on bail, DRC rebel leaders surrender

2019-01-30 08:24

Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire has been freed on bail, and at least three rebel chiefs have surrendered in a show of support for DRC's new president Felix Tshisekedi

Four dead in student protests in DRC: presidency

2019-01-28 16:32

Three students and a police officer died in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo during weekend clashes at a protest over water and power outages, according to an updated death toll by the presidency.

DRC's new president puts focus on rights on first day in office

2019-01-26 14:00

Democratic Republic of Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, has turned the spotlight on human rights, on his first full day in office after succeeding Joseph Kabila, in power for 18 years.


DRC graft probe nabs Lebanese construction boss

2020-02-25 20:00

A Lebanese construction company boss has been detained as part of a vast embezzlement investigation launched by President Felix Tshisekedi, a judicial source says.

Job cuts in UN mission in DRC upset local workers

2019-12-20 21:01

Politicians in DRC have long pressed the UN to cut its huge mission in the country, but now that a drawdown has begun, questions are being raised about the impact on locally-hired employees.

DRC leader hopes to eradicate Ebola in his country by December

2019-11-15 20:08

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday voiced hope that the Ebola epidemic in his country would be stamped out by the end of the year.

DRC president calls Ituri violence 'attempted genocide'

2019-07-03 20:47

President Felix Tshisekedi described inter-ethnic bloodshed in DRC's northeast as "attempted genocide" after scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced.

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's new president urges thousands of exiles: Come home

2019-02-09 18:14

Albert Tumba says he was forced to leave Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 for neighbouring Republic of Congo.

New DRC president seeks to reassure security forces

2019-02-04 21:02

Democratic Republic of Congo's new president, Felix Tshisekedi, has sought to reassure the country's security forces that he would be as "benevolent" as his predecessor, after taking power in the country's first-ever peaceful change of leadership.

Top Africa stories: Zim security forces' abuse, Macron in Egypt

2019-01-29 08:02

Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been angered by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown, and France's Emmanuel Macron is set to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on human rights.

Kasai bishops endorse election of DRC's Tshisekedi

2019-01-28 08:00

Some Catholic bishops in the Kasai region of DRC have endorsed the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president, splitting with bishops in the rest of the country.

DRC's new leader ushers Kabila out; says no time to waste

2019-01-26 09:00

Longtime Democratic Republic of Congo leader Joseph Kabila has been ushered out, and his successor has begun by appointing a chief of staff who says there is no time to waste.

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