PICS: The three frontrunners in DRC's elections

2018-12-30 12:18

Three men dominate the field of 21 candidates vying to become next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's second-largest nation:

Volatile DRC braces for troubled election

2018-12-28 17:47

One of the world's powder-keg countries faces a crunch test on Sunday when Democratic Republic of Congo heads into elections marred by delays, clashes and fears of polling-day chaos.

ICC to sentence DRC's Bemba in bribery case

2018-09-17 11:24

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is set to be sentenced by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DRC president.

DRC opposition figure Bemba warns of 'chaos' if vote fraud

2018-09-11 21:00

A top Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure who is barred from December's presidential election is warning that "chaos" will follow if the vote is not transparent and fair.

Top DRC court excludes Bemba from presidential race

2018-09-04 07:57

The Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court has ended former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's bid to stand in this year's presidential election, upholding an earlier ban imposed on him for bribing witnesses.

DRC's 'Terminator's' rebels murdered with machetes, ICC told

2018-08-28 20:00

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda was a dreaded commander whose troops slaughtered civilians with machetes and disembowelled pregnant women, the International Criminal Court has heard.

Bemba's party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote

2018-08-28 10:15

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's political party has announced it would appeal a decision to reject his candidacy in DRC's upcoming presidential elections.

Barred DRC opposition leader to try entry via Zambia

2018-08-03 13:14

Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi will not attempt to land in DRC after being barred from entering the country, but will instead try to enter via Zambia, his party has said.

DRC opposition party talk to UN over leader's return

2018-08-03 09:40

Aides to a Democratic Republic of the Congo opposition leader seeking to come home to contest elections has met with United Nations officials to discuss his return, sources have said.

Former DRC warlord Bemba lands in Kinshasa

2018-08-01 13:11

Former warlord and ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo after an 11-year absence, an AFP reporter has seen.


DRC faces a troubled, long-delayed election

2018-12-30 07:31

Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election takes place on Sunday after more than two years of delays.

ICC prosecutors urge judges to continue Ivory Coast trial

2018-10-01 17:54

ICC prosecutors have urged urge judges not to toss out the case against former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister on trial for alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after disputed 2010 presidential election.

DRC former warlord says he would back opposition candidate

2018-09-17 10:11

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba says he would be willing to support an opposition candidate in DRC's much-delayed presidential election, which he is banned from standing in.

Banned Bemba denounces DRC vote as 'parody'

2018-09-04 21:00

Former DRC warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba has denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a "parody" after he has been banned from contesting and accused President Joseph Kabila of trying to hand pick a successor by eliminating serious rivals.

All six banned DRC vote candidates appeal

2018-08-29 13:06

All six candidates who have been barred from running in DRC's presidential elections later this year have lodged appeals at the Constitutional Court, two of them have told AFP.

Eyes on court after DRC excludes Bemba from presidential race

2018-08-28 12:25

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba has been expected to appeal to the Democratic Republic of Congo's top court after he was banned from running in upcoming presidential elections.

DRC opposition leader barred from return

2018-08-03 18:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo has barred an opposition leader from returning home to file a bid to run in the volatile country's presidential elections.

DRC ex-warlord Bemba files bid for presidency, Katumbi barred

2018-08-03 11:40

Ex-rebel DRC leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has officially launched his bid for the country's presidency, putting forward his candidacy for the long-delayed election in December.

Bemba: former warlord with eyes on presidency

2018-08-02 11:34

Jean-Pierre Bemba, greeted by tens of thousands of people on his return to DRC, is a former businessman and warlord who intends to return to politics after being convicted then acquitted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Heavy security as DRC ex-warlord 'heads home' to contest vote

2018-08-01 11:37

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he was heading for Kinshasa to throw his hat into the ring for a December presidential election after spending 11 years abroad - most of them behind bars.

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