Africa

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.

Kabila to step down after elections in new deal

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.

More than two dozen people killed in DRC protests

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.

Deadly clashes erupt as President Kabila's term ends

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.

Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off

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.

DRC: Social networks to be blocked from midnight Sunday

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.

DR Congo: Opposition figure Samy Badibanga named PM

Inside Story

Is the DRC president clinging on to power?

Judges are allowing Joseph Kabila to remain president after he was supposed to step down.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC opposition rejects vote delay, calls for strike

Move to postpone this year's presidential election to April 2018 called a "flagrant violation" of the constitution.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC delays election to 2018 despite opposition anger

Main opposition bloc views vote delay as President Joseph Kabila's attempt to remain in power beyond his term.

DRC delays election to 2018 despite opposition anger

Inside Story

Is the DR Congo on the brink of collapse?

UN calls for calm after dozens killed in protests demanding the president steps down when his mandate ends in December.

Africa

DR Congo opposition HQs torched after deadly protests

Violence escalates in DR Congo following allegations that President Joseph Kabila is planning to remain in office.

Politics

More than a dozen protesters killed in DRC clashes

Government bans demonstrations against President Kabila after 17 people, including three policemen, killed in clashes.

Politics

Clashes erupt in Kinshasa over election talks

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters of crunch talks over delayed presidential election.

Clashes erupt in Kinshasa over election talks

Africa

DR Congo police disperse thousands at opposition rally

Thousands of supporters protest at accusations that opposition candidate Moise Katumbi was plotting a coup.

DR Congo police disperse thousands at opposition rally

War & Conflict

DR Congo cracks down on 'foreign mercenaries'

Government spokesman says ex-US soldiers and South African mercenaries are linked to opposition leader Moise Katumbi.

DR Congo cracks down on 'foreign mercenaries'