Human rights spokeswoman says death toll suggests 'disproportionate' force with at least 39 women among victims.
by Didem Tali
Inside Story31 Dec 2016 21:36 GMT
President Joseph Kabila has agreed to step down after elections next year in a power-transfer deal backed by the church.
Politics31 Dec 2016 18:37 GMT
Source close to DRC mediators says both sides making new demands, making final settlement increasingly difficult.
Africa31 Dec 2016 06:49 GMT
Agreement reached by Congolese political parties aims to have transitional government in place by March next year.
Arts & Culture28 Dec 2016 11:21 GMT
Tattoos bring a certain permanence in one of the world's most uncertain places.
War & Conflict25 Dec 2016 21:26 GMT
Regional official blames group led by Ugandan rebels for civilian deaths in North Kivu province near Beni over weekend.
Africa24 Dec 2016 11:21 GMT
Frustration as opposition leaders and Joseph Kabila fail to reach consensus over political future of DR Congo.
Democratic Republic of Congo23 Dec 2016 17:23 GMT
President Joseph Kabila will stay on for another year but won't stand for a third term under the proposed deal.
Politics22 Dec 2016 10:05 GMT
Church appeals for resolution as tensions rise over President Kabila's refusal to step down from power.
Joseph Kabila21 Dec 2016 07:50 GMT
Fears grow after Human Rights Watch reports at least 26 people killed in demonstrations as Joseph Kabila refuses to go.
Africa20 Dec 2016 20:45 GMT
At least 11 people dead as clashes erupt during protests demanding the Congolese president step down.
Inside Story20 Dec 2016 07:32 GMT
Political crisis looms in Democratic Republic of Congo as President Kabila clings to power despite his term ending.
Africa19 Dec 2016 14:49 GMT
Clashes between security forces and rebel fighters come amid rising tension as President Kabila's mandate runs out.
Joseph Kabila17 Dec 2016 18:40 GMT
Ruling coalition and opposition fail to strike a deal as president seeks to stay in power, stoking fears of bloodshed.
Politics15 Dec 2016 18:42 GMT
Move seemingly in order to prevent organisation of public protests as President Kabila's term ends on Sunday.
Democratic Republic of Congo12 Dec 2016 12:38 GMT
DRC government continues with efforts to close IDP camps and restrict NGOs as those fleeing violence remain homeless.
by Belen Fernandez
by Gordon Brown
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