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.

DRC set to unveil candidates for troubled elections

2018-09-19 20:20

The marathon road towards elections in Democratic Republic of Congo reaches a critical point with the publication of officially-vetted candidates for the December 23 poll in which two heavyweight contenders have been sidelined.

Rumours, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern DRC

2018-09-19 17:41

The regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross says the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo presents complex challenges as long-running conflict hampers aid efforts.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Grace flown to Singapore, DRC's Bemba

2018-09-18 08:12

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, have reportedly been flown out of the country for medical checks, and Mugabe's son-in-law is being investigated over the new Zimbabwe airline deal.

Court confirms Congolese ex-VP sentence for witness bribes

2018-09-17 17:05

The International Criminal Court has confirmed a one-year sentence against Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for bribing witnesses during an earlier trial, which saw him being excluded from running for president.

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.

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.

DRC opposition figure Bemba warns of 'chaos' if vote fraud

2018-09-11 21:00

A top Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure who is barred from December's presidential election is warning that "chaos" will follow if the vote is not transparent and fair.

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.

DRC city residents refuse to believe Ebola has hit them

2018-09-09 09:47

Health workers trying to control the Ebola outbreak in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo have met resistance and hostility from residents who refuse to accept their city has been hit by the virus.


DRC's Bemba to file new ICC appeal: lawyer

2018-09-19 21:20

Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will appeal his sentence for bribing war crimes witnesses and hopes to overturn his conviction in a case which has barred him from elections, his lawyer has said.

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DRC

2018-09-19 19:38

At least 27 people drowned and others were presumed dead after a riverboat capsized on a tributary of the Congo River in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official has said.

DRC state TV sacks journalists after opposition coverage

2018-09-18 12:18

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state-run television has announced Monday it had fired two reporters who covered an opposition leader's press conference in defiance of editorial policy.

Top militia chief surrenders in DRC's Kasai region

2018-09-17 18:25

A top chief who led a coalition of armed militia groups has surrendered in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo with hundreds of youth fighters, according to local authorities.

ICC to sentence DRC's Bemba in bribery case

2018-09-17 11:24

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is set to be sentenced by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DRC president.

'Huge challenge' to halt DRC Ebola outbreak : Red Cross

2018-09-16 14:31

Efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being complicated by the geographical spread and growing suspicion towards outsiders fighting the epidemic, the Red Cross says.

DRC accuses Uganda of killing 4 fishermen on shared lake

2018-09-13 05:58

DRC's navy has accused Ugandan troops of killing four Congolese fishermen, whose bound and bullet-riddled bodies surfaced on Lake Edward, which is shared by the two neighbouring countries.

In DRC, a new and less isolating Ebola treatment centre

2018-09-11 13:45

Two times a day, Kasereka Mulanda comes to a new kind of Ebola treatment centre to visit his wife, easing the isolation of a highly contagious disease. Read more...

WATCH: DRC says latest Ebola outbreak under control

2018-09-09 11:32

Health authorities in Kinshasa declared the Ebola virus under control five weeks after the latest outbreak left 89 people dead in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola death toll rises to 88 in DRC

2018-09-07 12:03

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 88, the health ministry has said, as the virus spread to the city of Butembo, an important commercial hub of one million people.

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