DRC's Kabila promotes blacklisted generals in army shake-up

2018-07-16 17:38

DRC President Joseph Kabila has replaced the country's army chief in a military shake-up that include the promotion of two key allies on a US sanctions blacklist.

DRC universities urge Kabila to step aside

2018-07-16 06:05

Several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a petition against President Joseph Kabila running for a third term in office later this year.

Party names ex-warlord Bemba candidate for DRC presidential poll

2018-07-13 21:32

The former vice president of Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, has been named by his party as a candidate in presidential polls planned for December.

UN chief delays DRC visit as Kabila eyes 'important decisions'

2018-07-13 06:21

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has agreed to postpone his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow President Joseph Kabila to announce "important decisions."

Sixteen fishermen 'missing' after clashes on Uganda/DRC lake

2018-07-09 20:02

Sixteen Congolese fishermen are missing on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, after deadly clashes between the Ugandan navy and DRC armed forces, a Congolese official has said.

DRC faces upsurge of violence unless a deal is done with Kabila

2018-07-09 13:02

African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Democratic Republic of Congo crisis and apply pressure on President Joseph Kabila, writes The Conversation.

West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'

2018-07-08 09:58

Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" - a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.

UN rights body decries DRC abuses, sends follow-up mission

2018-07-07 10:01

The UN Human Rights Council has voiced alarm at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.

Bemba 'tainted evidence' row flares into open at ICC

2018-07-05 14:29

A bitter dispute at the world's only permanent war crimes court over Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba flared back into the open, as prosecutors alleged his surprise acquittal was based on tainted evidence.

Belgium names square after DRC independence hero Lumumba

2018-06-30 19:07

Brussels has inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba in what campaigners called Belgium's first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.


DRC's Bemba acquittal overturns important victory for sexual violence victims

2018-07-16 13:01

In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. The decision astounded observers, writes The Conversation.

DRC's acquitted ex-VP to run in presidential election

2018-07-14 10:00

Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been declared an opposition party candidate for the December presidential election after recently being acquitted of war crimes charges in an appeal to the International Criminal Court

92 Congolese fishermen 'imprisoned' in Uganda

2018-07-13 10:36

At least 92 Congolese fishermen arrested by the Ugandan navy on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and DRC, have been imprisoned, a Congolese official says, as tensions escalate between the two neighbours.

12 fishermen killed in Uganda/DRC lake clashes: official

2018-07-10 10:30

At least 12 fishermen have died and a dozen more are missing after deadly clashes on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese official says.

DRC churchgoers plan political protests in August

2018-07-09 17:01

A group of Roman Catholic lay movements in Democratic Republic of Congo has announced three days of nationwide "major actions" in August aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila to resign.

Backed by Prince Harry, conservation group expands in Africa

2018-07-08 12:04

The news from Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park was grim for decades: rangers killed, an elephant population decimated by poachers, marauding armed groups and the disappearance of the last northern white rhinos living in the wild.

Pope sends top diplomat to DRC amid standoff with Kabila

2018-07-08 06:02

Pope Francis is sending a top-level diplomat to the Holy See's embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo after the Vatican was compelled to recall its ambassador earlier this year over clashes with the government of President Joseph Kabila.

7 killed in clashes between DRC, Ugandan navies: DRC governor

2018-07-06 08:52

Four Ugandan soldiers and three civilians were killed in clashes on Lake Edward that lies between the two countries, a senior official in the DRC said.

DRC pro-Kabila group launches electoral platform

2018-07-02 12:39

Campaigners supporting Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office have launched their electoral platform without saying whether he would run in a key election later this year.

'This Is Congo' explores everyday voices amid conflict

2018-06-29 15:30

"To grow up as a child in Congo, according to God's will, is to grow up in paradise," Colonel Mamadou Ndala says in the opening scenes of "This Is Congo," a film making its theatrical release in the United States.

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