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?

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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

Inside Story

Can DR Congo avert a transition crisis?

President Joseph Kabila has agreed to step down after elections next year in a power-transfer deal backed by the church.

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.