Government and opposition agree that President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections are held next year.
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 Congo17 Nov 2016 19:16 GMT
Main opposition bloc denounces President Joseph Kabila's move, which comes after controversial power-sharing deal.
Inside Story19 Oct 2016 21:20 GMT
Judges are allowing Joseph Kabila to remain president after he was supposed to step down.
Democratic Republic of Congo19 Oct 2016 06:38 GMT
Move to postpone this year's presidential election to April 2018 called a "flagrant violation" of the constitution.
Democratic Republic of Congo17 Oct 2016 04:23 GMT
Main opposition bloc views vote delay as President Joseph Kabila's attempt to remain in power beyond his term.
Inside Story23 Sep 2016 06:36 GMT
UN calls for calm after dozens killed in protests demanding the president steps down when his mandate ends in December.
Africa21 Sep 2016 04:31 GMT
Violence escalates in DR Congo following allegations that President Joseph Kabila is planning to remain in office.
Politics20 Sep 2016 04:58 GMT
Government bans demonstrations against President Kabila after 17 people, including three policemen, killed in clashes.
Politics01 Sep 2016 16:24 GMT
Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters of crunch talks over delayed presidential election.
Africa14 May 2016 04:20 GMT
Thousands of supporters protest at accusations that opposition candidate Moise Katumbi was plotting a coup.
War & Conflict04 May 2016 18:23 GMT
Government spokesman says ex-US soldiers and South African mercenaries are linked to opposition leader Moise Katumbi.
Africa16 Sep 2015 02:29 GMT
Up to 3,000 people had gathered in capital Kinshasa to oppose any bid by president for unconstitutional third term.
Inside Story15 Sep 2015 20:09 GMT
Speculation that Congo president could seek a third term sends protestors onto the streets.
War & Conflict19 Mar 2015 22:08 GMT
Kinshasa says it is ready to assume "full responsibility for its security" despite opposition by rights groups.
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