Republic of the Congo

It's time to meet the Sapeuses of Brazzaville

These women are redefining style in the capital of the Republic of Congo.

Meet the Sapeuses of Brazzaville

Republic of the Congo

DR Congo internet restored after 20-day suspension

DR Congo government officials shut off internet and SMS services nationwide to prevent election result 'chaos'.

Africa

Congolese opposition leader prevented from leaving

Paulin Makaya has twice been prevented from travelling abroad since he was released from prison in September.

Congolese opposition leader prevented from travelling abroad

Africa

Bemba ICC case: Judges due to deliver appeal verdict

Judges from the International Criminal Court are due to give their verdict on Jean-Pierre Bemba's appeal against his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Africa

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

More than two million voters expected to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils.

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

Africa

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

About 600 Congolese soldiers to be pulled out of Central African Republic after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave CAR

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.

Opinion

Taking Tarzan to tusk

As a lame legacy of Hollywood, Tarzan is irredeemable and should simply be allowed to fade out in a gentle death.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Human Rights

ICC sentences DRC's Jean-Pierre Bemba for war crimes

ICC sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years for murders, rapes and pillaging committed by his troops in CAR.

Former DRC vice president Bemba jailed for war crimes

Arts & Culture

A night out with London's Sapeurs

From a barbershop to a christening, Congo's diaspora discusses Papa Wemba and the ideology of their fashion movement.

A night out with London's Sapeurs

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

United States

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'

Republic of the Congo

Gunfire rattles Congolese capital after disputed polls

Fighting erupts between troops and assailants on day constitutional court says President Nguesso has won re-election.

Gunfire rattles Congolese capital after disputed polls

Republic of the Congo

Congo President Denis Nguesso extends 32 years in power

Final poll results released amid tight security and a communications blackout, extending leader's 32-year rule.

Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

Elections

Congo holds presidential elections under media blackout

Telephone, internet and SMS services shut down for 48 hours for "reasons of security" as Congo heads to the polls.