|Jean-Pierre Bemba Returns to DR Congo
Radio Okapi - August 1, 2018
|Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to DR Congo on Wednesday, August 1. He arrived at the N’djili airport shortly after 9:30am. “I’m happy to be back in my country,” Senator Bemba told reporters. Surrounded by the police, his convoy left the airport around 11am, with cheering fans singing songs in his honor.
|At least 30 dead after massacres in Ituri
Radio Okapi - March 2, 2018
|New massacres were reported on Thursday in three villages in the territory of Djugu (Ituri). Officials in the area say that at least thirty bodies have already been discovered, but the search continues. National member of parliament Raymond Tchedya, who represents Djugu, is reporting fifty deaths.
|Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down
VOA News - February 26, 2018
|The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC
Radio Okapi/AFP - February 13, 2018
|The president of DR Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday that without the use of contested voting machines, it will not be possible to organize the presidential election as planned on December 23 to choose the successor of President Joseph Kabila.
|DR Congo reach final of African Nations Championship
Cafonline.com - February 3, 2016
|DR Congo edged Guinea 5-4 on penalties to reach the final of the African Nations Championship for the second time. The Congolese, winners of the maiden edition in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire, were on the brink of victory after TP Mazembe forward Jonathan Bolingi headed them into the lead in extra time, only for Guinea to draw level with virtually the last kick through Ibrahima Sory Sankhon.
|Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections
UN News Centre - October 7, 2015
|The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
|Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change
VOA News - January 19, 2015
|At least one person was injured when security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Monday as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.
|15 dead in football match stampede in Kinshasa
Xinhua - May 12, 2014
|At least 15 people died and 30 others were injured in a stampede that occurred during a football match on Sunday at the Tata Raphael stadium in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The death toll was announced on Sunday evening through a statement from the interior ministry read on national television.
|Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year
UN News Center - March 28, 2014
|The Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
|Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 108 people
Xinhua - March 24, 2014
|The death toll in the weekend boat accident in western Uganda has risen to 108 from 19 that were reported on Saturday. Most of the passengers on the boat were Democratic Republic of Congo refugees returning home. The total number of the people who were on the boat is not yet known. Fourty five people survived the accident.