Joseph Kabila

Congo ruling coalition's presidential candidate to be announced "in the coming hours"

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 11:50 GMT

President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition in a presidential election in December will be announced "in the coming hours".

At least two killed in crackdown on march against Congo's Kabila

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 - 02:50 GMT

At least two people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday when security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo cracked down on church-led demonstrations.

On U.N. deaths, Haley asks Congo's Kabila: what happened to my list?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 03:00 GMT

Nikki Haley on Monday asked the Congolese foreign minister to deliver a message to President Joseph Kabila about the killing of two U.N. investigators.

UN urges DR Congo leader to keep promise to step down

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 - 11:23 GMT

UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to abide by an agreement to leave power.

Attackers torch Democratic Republic of Congo president's property

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 - 10:20 GMT

A home belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been attacked and a policeman died in the incident.

DR Congo govt recruited rebels for deadly crackdown on protests: HRW

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 11:07 GMT

Former militants were recruited by the Democratic Republic of Congo government for a bloody crackdown on protests against the president that left dozens of people.

Over 12,000 flee DR Congo unrest into Zambia: UN

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 04:42 GMT

More than 12,000 people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo have poured into Zambia this year.

Congo election set for Dec 2018: electoral commission chief

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 - 06:54 GMT

Congo’s electoral commission president announced on Sunday that long-awaited presidential elections to replace President Joseph Kabila would take place in December 2018.

At least 5 killed in east Congo clashes -HRW

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 08:16 GMT

At least four civilians and a police officer were killed in Congo on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding the departure of Joseph Kabila, HRW said.

At least one police officer killed in violent east Congo protest

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 10:07 GMT

At least one police officer was killed on Monday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding the departure.

U.S. envoy Haley says Congo election must take place in 2018

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 11:33 GMT

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Friday that a long-delayed election in Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila must take place next year.

U.N. condemns arrests of Congo opposition members

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 02:50 GMT

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo on Monday condemned the arrest of about 30 opposition members.

Congo president says whoever killed U.N. experts will be punished

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 - 03:51 GMT

Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N.

Police fire tear gas at Congo opposition leader's supporters

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 - 10:28 GMT

Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition chief on Sunday

Congo orders internet slowdown to restrict social media

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 - 11:30 GMT

Congolese authorities ordered internet capacity be slowed down so that it cannot be used to transmit images via social media.

Congo police arrest over 100 as anti-Kabila protests

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 - 07:20 GMT

Congo police arrested at least 128 people on Monday as they dispersed protests demanding that President Joseph Kabila leave power by the end of the year.

Paris police cancel DR Congo gig after violent demos

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - 08:48 GMT

French police cancelled a concert by a Congolese singer on Saturday after violent protests around the venue by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila.

Congo election head says presidential vote unlikely this year

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - 12:10 GMT

A vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year.

UN demands electoral timetable for troubled DR Congo

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - 05:20 GMT

The United Nations on Saturday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to publish a timetable for elections which are due by the end of the year.

Angola shifts tone on Congo, deepening Kabila's isolation

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 - 05:44 GMT

A change of tone in Angola's relationship with longtime ally Congo has left Congolese President Joseph Kabila more isolated than ever.