Inside Story

Can DR Congo avert a transition crisis?

President Joseph Kabila has agreed to step down after elections next year in a power-transfer deal backed by the church.


Negotiations on DRC political transition continue

Source close to DRC mediators says both sides making new demands, making final settlement increasingly difficult.


DRC's Kabila to step down after vote in new deal

Agreement reached by Congolese political parties aims to have transitional government in place by March next year.

Arts & Culture

Tattoos in Kinshasa: Overcoming conflict and taboos

Tattoos bring a certain permanence in one of the world's most uncertain places.

War & Conflict

Rebel attacks in eastern DRC 'kill at least 22'

Regional official blames group led by Ugandan rebels for civilian deaths in North Kivu province near Beni over weekend.


Kabila deal hangs by thread after marathon Congo talks

Frustration as opposition leaders and Joseph Kabila fail to reach consensus over political future of DR Congo.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC: Kabila-opposition deal may be close

President Joseph Kabila will stay on for another year but won't stand for a third term under the proposed deal.


Catholic Church in DRC peace call after deadly clashes

Church appeals for resolution as tensions rise over President Kabila's refusal to step down from power.

Joseph Kabila

More than two dozen people killed in DRC protests

Fears grow after Human Rights Watch reports at least 26 people killed in demonstrations as Joseph Kabila refuses to go.


Deadly clashes erupt as DRC president's term ends

At least 11 people dead as clashes erupt during protests demanding the Congolese president step down.

Inside Story

Can another civil war be avoided in DR Congo?

Political crisis looms in Democratic Republic of Congo as President Kabila clings to power despite his term ending.


Rebels kill S African peacekeeper and policeman in DRC

Clashes between security forces and rebel fighters come amid rising tension as President Kabila's mandate runs out.

Joseph Kabila

Tension in DRC as talks on Kabila's future break down

Ruling coalition and opposition fail to strike a deal as president seeks to stay in power, stoking fears of bloodshed.


DRC to block social networks, WhatsApp ahead of protest

Move seemingly in order to prevent organisation of public protests as President Kabila's term ends on Sunday.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Internally displaced in the DR Congo face camp closures

DRC government continues with efforts to close IDP camps and restrict NGOs as those fleeing violence remain homeless.