The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.
Voters in Beni and Butembo, towns in northeastern DRC ravaged by conflict and an Ebola epidemic, have taken part in long-delayed elections.
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.
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.
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.
Felix Tshisekedi, who takes over as Democratic Republic of Congo's new president on Thursday, is the son and heir of the country's veteran opposition leader but has never himself held high office.
Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Democratic Republic of Congo's next president.
The swearing-in of the newly-elected president of DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, may be postponed by two days until Thursday, a source in his coalition says.
DRC on the brink of first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result
DRC 's top court has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.
The two rival political camps in DR Congo Friday forged a pact on forming a government, six months after President Felix Tshisekedi took power from veteran ruler Joseph Kabila, officials said.
Albert Tumba says he was forced to leave Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 for neighbouring Republic of Congo.
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.
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.
Democratic Republic of Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country's first peaceful handover of power.
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as Democratic Republic of Congo's next president, sources in Kinshasa have said, as outgoing President Joseph Kabila called for national unity.
Democratic Republic of Congo's police have dispersed a gathering on Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokesperson said.
The EU says that "doubts remain" over the result of the DRC's disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi president, outraging opponents.
Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as DR Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.
The party behind the declared winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election has rejected the AU's surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid "serious doubts" about the vote.
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