Voting machines raise worries in DRC ahead of elections

2018-06-21 13:31

The DRC government is moving with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer.

Anti-Kabila activist dies in suspect house fire: group

2018-06-10 19:20

Pro-democracy activist Luc Nkulala has been killed in a suspicious fire at his home in Goma, in eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo, his opposition Struggle for Change group says.

'Scheming' Kabila in move to stay on as DRC president

2018-06-08 15:14

DRC President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in a campaign group for the vast African country's upcoming elections.

WHO reports new Ebola case in DRC, vaccine this week

2018-05-14 06:03

The head of the World Health Organisation said says there has been another reported case of Ebola in the DRC and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week.

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.


DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM

2018-06-13 06:04

The prime minister of the DRC has said that President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the country's delayed elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again.

ICC overturns ex-DRC VP Bemba's war crime convictions

2018-06-09 14:36

In a blow to prosecutors at the ICC and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges have overturned the convictions of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic.

UN council calls on DRC to lift ban on demonstrations

2018-05-22 10:47

The UN Security Council has urged the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to lift a blanket ban on demonstrations ahead of key elections meant to end President Joseph Kabila's rule.

DRC is still in crisis but there is a way out

2018-04-12 10:04

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate, writes The Conversation.

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.

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