DRC sets elections for December 2018

2017-11-06 08:40

The DRC has announced that the much delayed elections to replace President Joseph Kabila would take place in December 2018, but the opposition has demanded the longtime leader step down sooner.

DRC opposition says 2018 vote OK if president leaves

2017-10-31 21:01

The leader of Democratic Republic of Congo's largest opposition party says they would agree to a further delay of elections until June 2018 with assurances that President Joseph Kabila steps down at the end of this year and a new transition government is put in place.

DRC releases detained opposition supporters

2017-10-25 16:00

Members of DRC's opposition arrested in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi for allegedly insulting President Joseph Kabila have been released, their party and police say.

DRC opposition members held for insulting Kabila

2017-10-23 16:25

The UN's envoy for DRC has called on the Congolese authorities to release a group of opposition members arrested over the weekend for allegedly insulting President Joseph Kabila.

Suspected bandits burned alive in DRC

2017-08-31 18:40

Four suspected bandits have been burned alive and their bodies displayed in public in what an official called "people's justice", after a wave of violent robberies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SADC slated on its values

2017-08-20 06:02

Activists charge that the Southern African Development Community has been captured by the West and Brics.

DRC opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

2017-07-23 07:37

The Congolese opposition has unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power.

Vote to replace Kabila 'probably not possible' in 2017

2017-07-10 15:30

A vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says, in a move that will violate a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate.

From Mobutu to Kabila, the DRC is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm

2017-07-03 16:13

Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to step down last year after serving two terms. But he failed to organise elections leading to deadly protests. Is Congo's future now in grave danger?, writes Reuben Loffman.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, DRC

2017-06-27 08:26

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.


DRC police 'arrest anti-Kabila protesters'

2017-11-01 10:16

Police in the eastern DRC city of Beni say they have arrested nine demonstrators during a march against President Joseph Kabila, a day after clashes in the region that left five dead.

4 civilians, policeman killed in clashes in DRC's Goma

2017-10-30 17:41

Four civilians and a policeman have been killed in clashes in eastern DRC as demonstrations took place to demand President Joseph Kabila stand down this year.

Key opposition figure quits DRC coalition government

2017-10-25 05:46

A key opposition party in the DRC says it is withdrawing its representative from the country's transitional government because a hard won peace accord is not being implemented.

No DRC presidential poll before 2019

2017-10-12 08:36

The election to pick the Democratic Republic of Congo's next president will not happen before early 2019, the electoral commission has said, a delay that raises fresh security worries.

DRC troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base

2017-08-30 11:08

The UN says soldiers "forced entry" into its base in the volatile Kasai region of DRC aiming to arrest a journalist critical of President Joseph Kabila.

Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for DRC

2017-08-01 10:03

President Joseph Kabila remains in office despite upheaval in the DRC. He can still save face and a change of heart could see him become the first Congolese president to relinquish power, writes Nelson Alusala.

UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DRC

2017-07-13 08:09

Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DRC in the country's troubled central region of Kasai, the United nations says.

Eight DRC soldiers get stiff jail terms for Kasai killings

2017-07-07 10:03

A military court in DRC has handed stiff jail terms, including life imprisonment, to eight soldiers for killing civilians in the violence-wracked central Kasai region following mounting pressure from the UN.

We regret" DRC's tribunal's decision, says UN

2017-06-27 10:07

The UN has criticised a decision by a Congolese military tribunal not to prosecute seven DRC soldiers for crimes against humanity.

SA 'sides' with DRC on investigation into Kasai killings

2017-06-26 09:27

South Africa has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province, which has seen hundreds of people being killed in the past 10 months and at least 1.3 million displaced.

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