DRC unveils candidates for troubled vote

2018-09-20 15:36

Election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo have released an official list of candidates for December's presidential election, formally excluding two heavyweight opposition figures.

Kidnapped DRC journalist found in a 'very weak' state: radio

2018-09-14 14:31

A journalist who was kidnapped three days ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east has been found in a "very weak" state, his radio station says.

Rapper and presidential critic 'missing' in DRC

2018-09-02 07:22

A young rapper and critic of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been “missing” since Wednesday, a spokesperson for the singer says.

Church leaders in DRC say election observers are critical

2018-08-28 15:37

Catholic leaders who mediated a compromise on elections in DRC have warned that the credibility of the long-delayed vote scheduled in December depends "to a great extent" on the presence of national and international observers - and that "bias" will keep the country in crisis.

Ex-rebel chief held in DRC after 'ultimatum' reports

2018-08-24 15:42

A veteran former rebel leader has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo after media reports he had issued an "ultimatum" to President Joseph Kabila to step down, his entourage has said.

Ramaphosa praises Kabila's 'respect' for DRC constitution

2018-08-10 21:52

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised Joseph Kabila, the outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo head of state, for his "respect for the constitution", according to a statement.

DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for election

2018-08-08 17:56

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government has said.

DRC's Kabila set to announce successor

2018-08-08 11:35

DRC President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate to run in upcoming presidential elections will be announced on Wednesday, his spokesperson says, on the eve of a key campaign deadline.

DRC's Katumbi won't quit trying to get home for poll deadline

2018-08-05 16:42

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi, repeatedly blocked from returning home to contest presidential polls, will try every avenue to get through, his spokesperson says.

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.


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.

Protesters demand South Africa intervene in upcoming DRC elections

2018-09-10 13:52

Dozens of Congolese nationals on Friday marched to parliament and handed over a memorandum requesting that the SA government object to the use of electronic voting machines in the general elections in DRC scheduled for 23 December, GroundUp reports.

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.

Kabil's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

2018-08-14 14:57

Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office, writes The Conversation.

Kabila move in DRC triggers relief, but uncertainty remains

2018-08-10 15:23

By announcing he is formally stepping aside after 17 years in power, President Joseph Kabila has eased tensions in DRC but the volatile country remains gripped by uncertainty ahead of elections due at the end of the year.

All eyes on Kabila as DRC election deadline looms

2018-08-08 12:04

The Democratic Republic of Congo is bracing for President Joseph Kabila to announce either a successor, or his own candidacy for elections in breach of a two-term limit.

Tense days in DRC as presidential challengers line up

2018-08-06 10:31

The Democratic Republic of Congo is headed into a crucial week, with President Joseph Kabila set to declare whether he will run again in elections as one key challenger returned home and another was banned.

DRC's Katumbi determined to return home: supporters

2018-08-04 17:01

DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi is determined to try again to return home so he can run in presidential elections after being turned back at the border on Friday, his supporters say.

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.

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