The family of an assassinated Congolese opposition politician can finally lay him to rest. Cherubin Okende's body has been released back to his loved ones, but they say authorities aren't doing enough to investigate his killing six months ago.
President Felix Tshisekedi will officially begin his second term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on January 20. Also, Tunisian radio presenter Zied El Heni is handed a suspended sentence for allegedly insulting a minister. Tunisian journalists had rallied outside the courthouse in Tunis to support him.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday refused opposition calls for a re-run of disputed elections, as the main observer mission reported "numerous irregularities" that could undermine some results.
Several people were killed and many more are missing in eastern Congo after a landslide hit a cabin where a group of miners was sheltering, sweeping it into a river.
The stakes are as high as the wait is long in CongoVoting rolled over for an unscheduled second day in a sprawling, often unruly Central African nation that’s picking a president, national, regional and municipal lawmakers. The logistics are challenging, the politics are rough in a resources-rich nation that’s dogged by poverty, corruption and decades of insurgencies in the east.
The violent conflict in eastern Congo is dominating candidates' campaigns ahead of the December 20 elections.
DR Congo's educated young people have been battling high unemployment levels and a congested labor market prompting calls for government intervention.
Announced on national television, the military reshuffle in DR Congo sees the return of a former top aide, who was convicted of involvement in the 2001 assassination of then-president Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Eddy Kapend has always denied involvement in the murder plot. Also in this edition: the Also Known As Africa contemporary art fair event is currently underway in Paris. Finally, we look at what Saturday's rugby match against England could have in store for South Africa.
DR Congo is set to slowly ease military rule in the east of the country. The announcement comes ahead of elections in December. This as UN peacekeepers in the region are embroiled in scandal after allegations of sexual exploitation. Also in this edition: survivors of a lethal landslide in Cameroon are left homeless. And finally: Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due to visit Egypt as the Gaza-Hamas war continues to rage.
The city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is nearly surrounded by M23 rebels fighting government forces. Residents fear for their safety despite the presence of UN peacekeepers, and they're fed up with waiting for aid from their government.
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to process its own raw materials rather than simply exporting them. To succeed, the country needs roads, electricity and skilled workers.
12 May 2023
Floods hit villages of the eastern Kalehe territory earlier this week, causing rivers to overflow. Villages were submerged, with landslides causing destruction.