28 Jan 2021
Kinshasa's parliament is expected to pass a vote of no confidence against DR Congo's prime minister. It's President Tshisekedi's latest attempt to rid himself of an onerous coalition. But his problems are far from over.
3 Mar 2020
Nigeria has reported the first case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. The person in question is an Italian citizen who flew in from Milan. Next, Cameroon's ruling party has obtained a majority in parliament following a contentious election in early February. And Congolese singer Fally Ipupa's concert in Paris prompts rallies as protesters accuse him of being a sympathiser of former president Joseph Kabila and set fires near a train station in the city centre.
25 Aug 2018
The election commission of Democratic Republic of Congo has excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from the list of approved candidates for December's presidential election. Bemba had spent a decade in prison in The Hague for war crimes, had been seen as one of the frontrunners in the race to succeed incumbent Joseph Kabila.
5 Feb 2018
A renegade Congolese colonel who had threatened to depose President Joseph Kabila has been extradited from Tanzania and will be prosecuted for rebellion, Congo's defence minister told Reuters on Monday (February 5).
21 Mar 2017
A mass grave of Congolese rebels seen by Reuters belies the increasingly brutal nature of fighting in the country that became worse after its president, Joseph Kabila, refused to step down at the end of his term.