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.

Africa

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.

Politics

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Politics

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.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Several dead in DR Congo clashes

At least 20 killed, including 10 soldiers, in central DR Congo as security forces clashed with armed fighters.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo militia attack kills dozens in eastern region

Local authorities say at least 34 civilians killed by Nande ethnic militia in attack on camp for displaced people.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC appoints new PM, opposition denounces move

Main opposition bloc denounces President Joseph Kabila's move, which comes after controversial power-sharing deal.