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DR Congo oppositions name Martin Fayulu as joint presidential candidate

Seven opposition leaders from the DR Congo on Sunday picked little known lawmaker Martin Fayulu as their joint candidate for long delayed presidential elections at the end of December when Joseph Kabila stands down after ruling...

Congo’s Kabila promises ‘peaceful, credible’ elections at UN

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations on Tuesday that “peaceful, credible” elections would be held in his country as planned at the end of the year.

Congo activists sent to jail for inciting anti-Kabila protests

A Congolese court on Tuesday sentenced four pro-democracy activists to a year in prison for inciting protests against President Joseph Kabila, their lawyer said.Kabila maintains a tight grip on the Democratic...

Congo’s court nails opposition leader Bemba’s presidential ambition

Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court on Monday definitively excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from December’s presidential election because of a witness tampering conviction at the International Criminal Court.Bemba, a popular...

DR Congo’s Moïse Katumbi scorns arrest warrant

The Democratic Republic of Congo has issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in self-imposed exile since 2016.Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said on Thursday that...

U.S. commends Congo’s Kabila for not seeking another term

The U.S. State Department on Thursday commended Congo’s President Joseph Kabila for not seeking a third term in the country’s December elections and called on Congolese leadership to guarantee a credible vote.

Kabila in talks to announce successor ahead of election deadline

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's chosen candidate to run in upcoming presidential elections will be announced on Wednesday, his spokesman said, on the eve of a key campaign deadline.Members of a...

Former DR Congo VP, Bemba to run for president

The former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has said he intends to stand for the presidency in elections due this December. Mr Bemba told the BBC that as long as the election was transparent, he would...

DR Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi says not Kabila ally

Felix Tshisekedi, the main Congolese presidential contender and opposition leader, rejected suggestions that he might make a deal with President Joseph Kabila and accept the post of prime minister under him Felix Tshisekedi, alongside exiled businessman Moise Katumbi one of...

UN raise 100s of millions in dollars for DR Congo aid

The United Nations says it is pleased by the strong response to its appeal for life-saving aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. A special pledging conference in Geneva hopes to raise $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for 13...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...