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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...

Indicators are DR Congo’s Kabila is seeking third term

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From the sprawling capital Kinshasa to villages deep in equatorial forests, DR Congo's ruling PPRD is in full-on election campaign mode and...

Botswana president urges Kabila not to stand again

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Botswana's new leader urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in DR Congo's long delayed presidential poll, saying he has...

DR Congo presidential election on track – Prime Minister

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An election in the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila remains on course for late December Prime Minister, Bruno...

Two dead after DR Congo demonstrations

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At least two people were killed and dozens injured on when security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo cracked down on church-led...

Swiss sanctions for Kabila allies

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Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila amid a...

DR Congo assets frozen

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The British government has frozen 580 million pounds ($803 million) in assets held by militia leaders, army officers and private organisations with...

“What happened to my list?” Haley asks Kabila

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asked the Congolese foreign minister to deliver a message to President Joseph Kabila about...

Kabila denies violence against protesters

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DR Congo President Joseph Kabila rejected charges his forces violently broke up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down...

DR Congo becoming prison-like – cardinal

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The head of Congo's Catholic Church condemned President Joseph Kabila's government for a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, suggesting the country was...

Six killed as DR Congo protest is dispersed

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Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest...

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