General strike affects DR Congo's two main cities
A general strike called by the opposition to force Congolese President Joseph Kabila to share power on Monday slowed business activities in the capital Kinshasa and the second city, Lubumbashi.
Optimism in DRCongo as deal reached to end political crisis
The new year in one of Africa's most troubled countries began in a burst of optimism Sunday after rival groups agreed a deal for hauling DR Congo out of a perilous political crisis.
17 dead as DR Congo police clash with cult members
Seventeen people have been killed in clashes between DR Congo police and members of a cult that believes the end of President Joseph Kabila's mandate will usher in the apocalypse, a regional governor said Thursday.
UN chief backs church-mediated talks in DRCongo
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged the government and opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo to work constructively to reach a deal on elections, during talks mediated by the Catholic church.
Shots heard in DRCongo cities as Kabila's mandate expires
Gunfire was heard in DR Congo's two largest cities as the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired Tuesday with no sign he was ready to leave.
Troops deploy in tense DR Congo as leader's mandate expires
People stayed home across Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, leaving troops to patrol ghost cities as tension peaked hours before President Joseph Kabila's mandate ends.....
Congo talks in overtime ahead of Kabila deadline
Last-ditch talks led by Congo's Catholic bishops went into overtime on Saturday only days ahead of a deadline for President Joseph Kabila to step down from power or risk setting off a political crisis.
11th-hour talks in tense Congo as president's mandate ends
Tensions ran high Friday in volatile Congo as the Roman Catholic church endeavoured to clinch a key political transition deal days before President Joseph Kabila's mandate expires next week.