Year of anti-Kabila protests in DRC leaves 47 dead: UN

2018-03-20 10:30

A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said Monday.

War compensation: Zim govt 'demands' $1bn from DRC, says report

2018-03-13 17:44

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly made an appeal to Democratic Republic of Congo to assist his country in the forthcoming general elections.

China's Xi joins Russia, Zimbabwe in global autocrat club

2018-03-11 16:03

Recent history offers sobering lessons to China's Communist Party as it prepares to allow President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely

DRC faces call for standstill over protest deaths

2018-03-08 21:04

The powerful Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said it supports calls for a nationwide stoppage in response to a bloody crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila.

Zim's Mnangagwa in DRC... says 'President Kabila is a brother to me'

2018-03-01 08:35

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly briefed his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila on the transition that led to the end of former president Robert Mugabe's rule last year.

DRC leader Kabila names new interior minister

2018-02-21 11:30

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has named his party secretary general Henri Mova Sakanyi as the new interior minister and deputy prime minister, a report says.

US urges pressure if needed to ensure DRC vote on Dec 23

2018-02-13 11:30

US Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the Security Council to use pressure if necessary to ensure that long-delayed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo take place on December 23.

At least five dead in DRC in banned anti-Kabila marches: UN

2018-01-21 16:09

At least five people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Former DRC army chief accused of coup bid held in Gabon

2018-01-17 12:02

Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources say.

Kabila residence burned down in DRC, 1 police officer killed

2017-12-25 20:14

A residence of President Joseph Kabila has been burned down in a suspected militia attack that killed a police officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses say.


UN mission in DRC urged to play stronger role in polls

2018-03-19 13:06

A body linked to the powerful Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the United nations to strengthen its role during December elections.

Joseph Kabila opponents meet in SA to build coalition ahead of polls

2018-03-12 15:01

DRC's top opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila are meeting meet in South Africa to build a coalition ahead of long-delayed elections in the turbulent, resource-rich country.

DRC president signs law opposed by major mining companies

2018-03-10 14:00

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has signed a controversial mining law that is expected to increase the country's royalties despite opposition from major mining companies

UN condemns DRC violence and wants elections on Dec 23

2018-03-08 16:52

The UN Security Council is condemning violence during nationwide protests in Democratic Republic of Congo last month against President Joseph Kabila's extended rule and it urges all parties to ensure that a long-delayed presidential election takes place December 23

At least 2 killed during weekend protests in DRC

2018-02-26 15:07

Two people were killed during weekend marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the latest of several demonstrations forcefully put down by authorities.

Thousands flee DRC fighting to Uganda: UN

2018-02-13 17:24

Over 22 000 refugees have fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo to neighbouring Uganda, violence that has left several dead and villages torched, the UN has said.

DRC's president defends leadership amid growing criticism

2018-01-26 21:00

Democratic Republic of Congo's president has held a rare press conference in an apparent response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power.

DRC blocks internet ahead of banned protests

2018-01-21 15:03

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have blocked the internet in Kinshasa and set up roadblocks throughout the city ahead of planned protests demanding that President Joseph Kabila leave power.

UN urges DRC leader to keep promise to step down

2018-01-02 11:32

UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to abide by an agreement to leave power, after at least eight people died in protests against his rule.

DRC forces backed deadly militia violence, report says

2017-12-21 13:48

A human rights group says DRC's security forces and an allied militia carried out attacks that killed hundreds in the central Kasai region in an effort to destroy populations associated with those opposing President Joseph Kabila's government.

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