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ISS: Presidentialism shouldn’t trump democracy in the DRC

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The Tshisekedi-Kabila split affirms the power of incumbency at the expense of the rule of law. Two years after winning the historic 2018 election, Democratic...

Congo president vows not to accept judicial reforms that cause ‘harm’

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Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Monday he would not accept any reforms that undermined the independence of the judiciary, the latest salvo in...

Congo’s justice minister released hours after arrest

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister Celestin Tunda was released from custody on Saturday evening, just hours after his arrest in the capital...

Kabila to hand over power “without regret”

Democratic Republic of Congo outgoing President Joseph Kabila will hand over power “without regret” and called on Congolese to support his successor, Felix Tshisekedi. Kabila...

DR Congo opposition apparently talking to Kabila

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A Congolese presidential candidate's representatives apparently met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila's camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Kabila's camp denied any meetings...

Peaceful elections pledged for DR Congo

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Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations "peaceful, credible" elections would be held in his country...

Challenges ahead for Kabila successor

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Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila's preferred successor will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders,...

Kabila mum on future plans

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but declined to say...

Kabila puts off UN Secretary-General visit

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Congolese President Joseph Kabila put off a planned visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and refused to see UN US Ambassador Nikki...

Kabila will not seek a third term – PM

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DR Congo's current President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the country's upcoming December elections because of constitutional term...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...