Africa

Prominent DRC politician Katumbi returns from exile

Katumbi returns to his hometown of Lubumbashi three years after he was sentenced in absentia on fraud charges.

Africa

Exiled former governor Moise Katumbi returns to DR Congo

Accused of wanting to overthrow the Kabila government, Katumbi returns after three years in exile.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC's borders unless attacks stop

Frequent assaults on health workers, treatment centres threaten efforts to contain the deadly virus, WHO says.

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC's borders unless attacks stop

Democratic Republic of the Congo

What's needed to beat Ebola in DR Congo?

Efforts to stop spread of deadly virus hampered by simmering violence, funding shortfall and community mistrust.

What's needed to beat Ebola in DR Congo?

Africa

DR Congo Ebola clinic in North Kivu attacked

Mai-Mai rebel group invades Butembo city and fights with security forces at heart of country's Ebola outbreak.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo Ebola death toll surpasses 1,000

Epidemic continues to claim lives in eastern DRC amid climate of mistrust, repeated attacks on health workers.

DR Congo records 1,000th Ebola death in current outbreak

Africa

DR Congo opposition leader calls for removal of president

Self-proclaimed opposition "president-elect" claims the presidential election in December was rigged.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC scraps sentence for exiled opposition leader

Move by court of appeal 'opens the way' for opposition politician's return from exile in Belgium, says lawyer.

DRC scraps sentence for exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo observes day of mourning for boat accident victims

At least 13 people were killed after a boat capsized in the country's eastern Lake Kivu, with 114 others still missing.

DR Congo observes day of mourning for boat accident victims

Africa

ISIL claims its first DR Congo attack

Three killed in gunfight near the town of Beni as ISIL declares Congo the 'Central Africa Province' of the 'caliphate'.

ISIL claims its first DR Congo attack

Africa

DRC: Protests erupt as ruling party fails to win elections

Allies of the DRC's former leader claim victory in gubernatorial elections, upsetting balance of fragile coalition.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo arrests rebel leader wanted for mass rape

Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko is the leader of the widely feared Raia Mutomboki armed group.

DR Congo arrests rebel leader wanted for mass rape

Health

Community mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak: study

A new study says a quarter of people interviewed in eastern DR Congo last year believe Ebola is not real.

Community mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak: study

Africa

Attacks on DRC's Ebola treatment facilities threatens progress

Health workers say that attacks could undo the work that has been done to contain the deadly outbreak that was first detected in August of last year.