DRC ruling party gives a nod to opposition presidential candidate

2018-11-12 17:10

The Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party has acknowledged the opposition's choice of a little-known lawmaker to run for next month's key presidential elections but wondered if he would have enough time to prepare.

PICS: DRC opposition picks joint presidential candidate

2018-11-12 10:02

Seven opposition leaders have picked little known lawmaker Martin Fayulu as theur joint candidate for key and long delayed presidential elections at the end of December.

DRC opposition parties agree to name unity candidate by mid-November

2018-10-26 16:46

The DRC's opposition parties have agreed to name a single unity candidate by mid-November to run against President Joseph Kabila's choice in December elections.

As DRC rolls toward election, voting machines a flashpoint

2018-10-25 15:47

A deadly Ebola outbreak grows. Rebels kill civilians in the streets. And yet the arrival of voting machines in this troubled corner of DRC has some especially worried as a long-delayed presidential election promises further upheaval.

UN Security Council asks DRC to examine voting machine use

2018-10-08 16:32

The UN Security Council has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission to open dialogue on the use of voting machines for December elections.

PIC: DRC president Kabila torches ivory stockpile

2018-10-01 12:41

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has set light to an ivory stockpile to highlight the problem of poaching in the central African country.

At UN, Kabila vows 'peaceful, credible' DRC vote

2018-09-26 14:17

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has pledged at the United Nations that elections planned for December will go ahead, promising to take steps to ensure the vote is peaceful and credible.

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.


Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRC

2018-11-12 12:48

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one to death, and kidnapped five others - mostly children - in the DRC's restive east, officials say.

DRC opposition sets talks for naming election challenger

2018-11-07 10:03

Leaders of Democratic Republic of Congo's divided opposition are set to meet in Geneva to choose a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, sources say.

'We've got the power!' In DRC, rap moves to take on rumba

2018-10-25 18:18

It is a conflict at once cultural, generational and political: rap music in DRC is staging a frontal assault on rumba, accusing its ageing stars of only singing of love and other banalities.

DRC presidential hopeful asks EU to lift 'humiliating' sanctions

2018-10-10 08:03

DRC President Joseph Kabila's designated successor to contest the December 23 presidential election, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, has asked the EU to lift "humiliating, degrading and disproportionate" sanctions on him and 14 other officials.

UN Security Council heads to DRC ahead of polls

2018-10-04 05:52

The UN Security Council is heading to the DRC this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence.

DRC boycotts 2 UN events because it wasn't consulted

2018-09-27 11:00

Congo is boycotting two planned UN events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome, the president's top adviser said Wednesday.

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.

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