Democratic Republic of Congo

Catholic leader condemns DRC violence as 'barbaric'

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo says response to DRC protests was 'barbarism', as calls persist for president to resign.

Catholic leader condemns 'barbaric' DRC violence

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC violence shows Kabila 'determined to stay in power'

Calls for Joseph Kabila to resign were met with deadly violence, as many fear DRC president plans to extend his mandate.

DRC violence shows Kabila 'determined to stay in power'

Inside Story

Will Joseph Kabila step down as president of DRC?

There have been angry protests in Congo, calling for President Joseph Kabila's resignation, but will he step down?

Democratic Republic of Congo

UN chief asks DRC leader to leave office

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for restraint after at least seven people are killed in DRC rallies.

UN chief calls for restraint, urges Kabila to step down

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC: Death toll rises in anti-government protests

At least seven people have been killed and more than 120 arrested in protests calling for DRC president to step down.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Anti-government protests in DRC turn deadly

Security forces in the DRC accused of shooting dead two people in Kinshasa and another one in Kananga.

Anti-government protests in DRC turn deadly

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned

Government orders countrywide shutdown of internet and SMS service as church activists vow to defy protest ban.

DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned

Counting the Cost

Cobalt mining: Dark side of the electric car revolution

Electric cars are causing a boom in cobalt mining, but most of the resource is mined in dangerous conditions in the DRC.

Africa

DRC: Court orders strongman to compensate to child soldiers

Thomas Lubanga has been ordered to pay $10m to child victims of his crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but his lawyers say he has no money and is being made a scapegoat for all child soldiers.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo's hidden mega-crisis

Political instability and massive humanitarian emergency are set to worsen in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Congo's hidden mega-crisis

Democratic Republic of Congo

'War crime': 14 peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack

UN chief calls incident in North Kivu, which injured more than 50 peacekeepers, the 'worst attack in recent history'.

UN peacekeepers, Congolese soldiers die in DRC attack

Witness

Cahier Africain: Documenting War Crimes in CAR

A tattered notebook holds the promise of justice for hundreds of war survivors as violence resurges in CAR.

Democratic Republic of Congo

HRW: '62 killed' as DRC forces, rebels quashed dissent

Rights group says DR Congo drafted ex-M23 fighters last year to crush protests against President Joseph Kabila.

HRW: DRC recruited M23 to crush anti-Kabila protests

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC arrests opposition leaders

Two opposition leaders have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after they pushed for protests that have been outlawed by the government.

Africa

UN calls DRC to allow peaceful anti-Kabila protests

MONUSCO statement comes on the eve of expected anti-government demonstrations called by opposition and rights groups.

UN calls DRC to allow peaceful anti-Kabila protests