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Congo opposition calls for new sanctions on leaders for protest deaths

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A Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader called on Wednesday for the imposition of international sanctions against security officials responsible for the...

DR Congo anti-government march turns violent, 17 dead

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At least 17 people, including three policemen, were killed when Congolese police and anti-government protesters clashed in the capital Kinshasa on Monday...

DR Congo anti-government march turns violent, 17 dead

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At least 17 people, including three policemen, were killed when Congolese police and anti-government protesters clashed in the capital Kinshasa on Monday...

Protestors burn tyres in DR Congo, want Kabila to step down

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Protesters blocked roads with burning tyres and security forces fired shots in the Congolese capital on Monday as opposition activists prepared to...

DR Congo to form interim government including opposition members

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Democratic Republic of Congo will form an interim government that includes opposition members as part of a deal to set up new...

DR Congo government strikes deal on election sequence

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Backers of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila and part of the opposition agreed on Wednesday on the sequence of a...

DR Congo opposition supporters clash ahead of election talks

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Violence broke out on Thursday between supporters of rival Congolese opposition parties, exposing deep divisions among President Joseph Kabila's adversaries over whether...

DR Congo opposition strikes in support of Kabila step down call

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Opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila went on strike on Tuesday to demand he step down when his constitutional...

Tens of thousands in DR Congo rally demand Kabila steps down

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Tens of thousands of Congolese demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans and waving opposition flags rallied in the capital on Sunday to demand President...

UN early warning report sees Burundi scenario in DRC

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could descend into a cycle of electoral violence similar to that seen in Burundi and presidential and...

World has little stomach to take on Congo vote row

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On the streets of Congo's capital Kinshasa earlier this week, a car carrying a Westerner was stoned by angry locals convinced the...

Chaotic Congo vote count mars credibility of result-EU

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Lack of transparency during vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo's elections, undermined the credibility of results in which incumbent Joseph...

Congo army ready to contain chaos – Kabila camp

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Democratic Republic of Congo's government will call in the army if street protests become "too chaotic", a senior member of President Joseph...

AU calls for calm ahead of Congo poll results

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The African Union has urged politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo to show restraint after the main opposition parties rejected partial...

Congo ex-rebel Bemba calls for anti-Kabila front

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Former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has made a last-minute bid from jail to shape the outcome of Monday's election in Congo, urging...

Kabila quiet but confident before Congo election

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A man of few words, Congo President Joseph Kabila has shown an uncanny ability to survive in the central African state's noisy...

Tensions grow in Congo opposition heartlands

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Perched on the border with Angola, Congo's two southern Kasai provinces have been relative havens of peace in a country dogged by...

Kabila secures key ally in Congo re-election bid

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President Joseph Kabila's main coalition partners formally endorsed his bid for a new term in the Democratic Republic of Congo's November 28...

DR Congo calls for UN mission to move from peacekeeping to...

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With peace returning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), President Joseph Kabila today called for a reappraisal of the United...

DR Congo calls for UN mission to move from peacekeeping to...

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With peace returning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), President Joseph Kabila today called for a reappraisal of the United...

Congo’s Kabila faces 10 opponents in November poll

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Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila will face 10 candidates in his bid to be re-elected in the country's second post-war...

Congo police tear gas hundreds at election demo

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Congolese police fired tear gas to disperse several hundred opposition supporters marching in the capital yesterday to demonstrate against alleged fraud in...

Congo party names war crimes indictee Bemba for poll bid

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Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition MLC party named Jean-Pierre Bemba, currently standing international trial for war crimes, as its candidate to...

Congo police foil raid on mining depot, two dead

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Police in Democratic Republic of Congo killed two gunmen who tried to raid a mining depot in Lubumbashi during a visit to...

UN sees Congo troops withdrawn over three years

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The United Nations has prepared a plan for a three-year phased withdrawal of the world body's biggest peacekeeping force from the Democratic...

UN considers abbreviated DRC mission

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has recommended to the Security Council that the mandate of its mission in the Democratic Republic of...