Africa

DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala rules out new election bid by long-time president in December's postponed poll.

DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM

Africa

Exiled leader addresses thousands in DRC via video link

Katumbi, addressing supporters via Skype, urges united front by opposition ahead of presidential elections in December.

Politics

DR Congo fires 256 judges for not having law degrees

Justice minister says President Kabila sacked the judges for not having law degrees or because of corruption.

DR Congo president sacks 256 judges for not having law degrees

UpFront

DRC minister: Police 'didn't kill any protester'

We ask Lambert Mende, the DR Congo's communications minister, about recent protests against postponed elections.

UpFront

Is DR Congo still a democracy?

We speak to DRC's communications minister about postponed elections and debate the future of Germany's Angela Merkel.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Anti-Kabila protests turn deadly in DR Congo

At least five people are killed as authorities crack down on banned demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila.

Inside Story

Will Joseph Kabila step down as president of DRC?

There have been angry protests in Congo, calling for President Joseph Kabila's resignation, but will he step down?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN chief asks DRC leader to leave office

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for restraint after at least seven people are killed in DRC rallies.

UN chief calls for restraint, urges Kabila to step down

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Anti-government protests in DRC turn deadly

Security forces in the DRC accused of shooting dead two people in Kinshasa and another one in Kananga.

Anti-government protests in DRC turn deadly

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned

Government orders countrywide shutdown of internet and SMS service as church activists vow to defy protest ban.

DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned

Africa

'As bad as it gets': Children starving in DR Congo

UN appeals for emergency food aid for Kasai region, where hundreds of thousands of children are starving to death.

'As bad as it gets': Children starving in DR Congo

Africa

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in rebel clashes

Clashes followed attack by BDK members on Kinshasa's main prison and protests by other members against President Kabila.

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in rebel clashes

Opinion

Congo: A dictator's dilemma

Why has Joseph Kabila chosen to cling to power in Congo?

Vava Tampa

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Vava Tampa

Africa

DRC: New PM named as political tensions simmer

Announcement likely to further divide the president's opponents in a country that has been rocked by violence.

Kabila names Bruno Tshibala new DRC prime minister

Politics

Deal finalised on peaceful political transition in DRC

Government and opposition agree that President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections are held next year.

Deal finalised on peaceful political transition in DRC