UN warns 'large-scale crisis' possible in DRC

2016-09-22 19:00

The UN rights chief says the DRC used "excessive force" during deadly clashes with demonstrators in the capital and called on Kinshasa to reach out to the opposition to avert a "large-scale crisis".

'The owner is back': DRC opposition chief welcomed home as crisis looms

2016-07-28 11:06

The DRC's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence.

DRC likely to face violence without talks - UN official

2016-07-08 11:57

The UN deputy secretary-general is warning that DRC is likely to face violence and persistent instability unless political opponents hold talks to resolve an impasse over upcoming elections in the country

UN and 3 global groups highlight election tensions in Congo

2016-06-07 08:34

The UN and 3 global organisations issue a rare joint statement highlighting growing global concern at rising political tensions in Congo.

DRC crisis stokes fears of widespread violence

2016-05-20 20:00

A simmering political crisis in the DRC that the US and its allies have been unable to defuse, is stoking fears in Congress that one of Africa's largest countries is on the verge of slipping into widespread violence.

DRC opposition agrees joint presidential candidate

2016-05-02 10:59

A coalition of opponents of the DRC's President Joseph Kabila have announced former regional governor Moise Katumbi as their "joint opposition candidate" for presidential elections due before the end of the year.


About 40 000 join pro-government rally as DRC poll row mounts

2016-07-29 18:38

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Kinshasa support of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, just two days after his leading opponent returned home to a massive welcome.

UN expects DRC presidential election to be delayed

2016-07-15 07:36

The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says he does not believe the country will be able to hold its presidential election as scheduled in November.

DRC opposition leader Katumbi jailed

2016-06-23 05:44

Embattled DRC opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, has been sentenced to three years in jail over a real estate dispute.

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.

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 election crackdown concern

2015-12-08 21:59

The United Nations is concern over a government crackdown on opponents ahead of next year's elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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