PICS: The three frontrunners in DRC's elections

2018-12-30 12:18

Three men dominate the field of 21 candidates vying to become next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's second-largest nation:

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 opposition leader barred from return

2018-08-03 18:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo has barred an opposition leader from returning home to file a bid to run in the volatile country's presidential elections.

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 tycoon seeks permission to return to contest key election

2018-07-31 10:20

Multimillionaire and political heavyweight Moise Katumbi says he has sought permission to return to DRC this week to contest presidential elections in one of Africa's most volatile countries.

Exiled DRC opposition leader launches presidency bid in SA

2018-03-12 21:09

Exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi has launched a campaign to be elected president in polls scheduled for December, unveiling his new "Together for Change" party in South Africa.

Violence erupts at opposition protests in DRC

2016-05-26 21:07

Congolese security forces have fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters in Kinshasa as nationwide rallies against veteran President Joseph Kabila turned violent.

DRC's Katumbi flies to SA for medical help

2016-05-20 23:04

The DRC's top opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election has flown to South Africa for medical treatment, one day after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him on charges his supporters say are politically motivated.

Security forces surround DRC presidential candidate's home

2016-05-06 14:19

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have surrounded opposition presidential candidate Moise Katumbi’s home in Lubumbashi, reports say.


Volatile DRC braces for troubled election

2018-12-28 17:47

One of the world's powder-keg countries faces a crunch test on Sunday when Democratic Republic of Congo heads into elections marred by delays, clashes and fears of polling-day chaos.

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.

Barred DRC opposition leader to try entry via Zambia

2018-08-03 13:14

Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi will not attempt to land in DRC after being barred from entering the country, but will instead try to enter via Zambia, his party has said.

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.

Trial of DRC opposition leader postponed to October

2018-06-27 21:15

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered a postponement in the politically-fraught trial of an opposition leader accused of recruiting mercenaries.

Congo opposition leader says government tried to kill him

2016-07-12 08:21

Congo's leading opposition candidate for president says he was poisoned as part of a government plot to kill him.

Embattled DRC opposition figure Katumbi in SA for treatment

2016-05-21 11:42

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's powerful rival who has been charged with undermining state security, has arrived in South Africa for medical treatment, an aide says.

Report: DRC's Katumbi to face mercenary charges

2016-05-19 18:58

The DRC's leading opposition candidate, Moise Katumbi, is being charged with recruiting mercenaries, according to an announcement on state television.

DRC probes use of US mercenaries

2016-05-04 20:10

DRC justice minister has ordered an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi.

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