SABC News - DR Congo


Congo says ready to register voters in conflict-ravaged Kasai

Thursday 27 July 2017 20:06

The head of Congo's election commission said on Thursday that better security in the conflict-ravaged Kasai region had enabled preparations for a delayed election


27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking

Sunday 16 July 2017 19:02

At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday.


 The killings have been blamed on a shadowy rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces.
Heavy clashes rock city in eastern DR Congo

Thursday 22 June 2017 11:27

Clashes erupted early on Thursday in Beni, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with residents reporting the sound of gunshots and heavy weapons fire.


Congo's Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala prime minister

Saturday 8 April 2017 06:55

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila names a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister.


Global court gives Congo's Bemba an extra year for witness bribing

Wednesday 22 March 2017 18:06

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 18-year jail term following attempt to bribe witness.


ICC prosecutors say DRC rebel leader coached witnesses from prison

Thursday 10 November 2016 20:24

Prosecutors have accused a Congolese rebel leader on trial at the International Criminal Court of tampering with witnesses, court documents published on Thursday showed.


Congolese opposition activists react during a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the DRC's capital Kinshasa.
UN constantly reviews contingency plans for staff in DRC

Saturday 1 October 2016 15:22

The United Nations (UN) says it reviews contingency plans for its staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on a regular basis following a United States (US) travel alert to the country.


Return of Congo's Tshisekedi jolts opposition to life

Monday 8 August 2016 11:15

After two years spent abroad for unspecified medical treatment, Tshisekedi instantly reinvigorated a moribund opposition campaign demanding President Joseph Kabila step down


Surveillance efforts have increased and vaccination campaigns in DRC have centred on affected zones.
More than 1,000 suspect cases of yellow fever in DR Congo - WHO

Thursday 16 June 2016 19:27

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 1,044 suspected cases of yellow fever since March, including 71 deaths.


Sundowns replace the DR Congo side, AS Vita.
Sundowns thrown a Caf Champions League lifeline

Tuesday 24 May 2016 17:12

Absa Premiership Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have been given a second bite at this year's Caf Champions League.


Cameroon through to African Nations Champs quarters

Wednesday 27 January 2016 06:15

Cameroon Head Coach Mpile Martin Ndtoungou says his team were well prepared when they defeated DR Congo 3-1 on Monday to advance to the African Nations Championship quarterfinals as Group B winners.


Fourteen humanitarian workers kidnapped in eastern Congo

Monday 2 November 2015 19:18

Fourteen humanitarian workers have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest in a spate of hostage-takings in the region.


Congolese ban on overseas adoptions fuels smuggling of children

Wednesday 28 October 2015 21:08

A crackdown on international adoptions by the Democratic Republic of Congo has spurred a black market in child smuggling.


The DR Congo finished the third-best team of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
DR Congo beat hosts on penalties in Nations Cup playoff

Saturday 7 February 2015 20:41

African Nations Cup hosts Equatorial Guinea ended their tournament on a low note as they lost the third-place playoff 4-2 on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.


Congo's army seizes M23 rebel stronghold

Saturday 31 August 2013 12:38

The Congolese army seized a stronghold of the M23 rebel movement  outside the provincial capital Goma, local radio station Radio Okapi reported Saturday.


Congo's army clashes with rebels near eastern city of Goma

Monday 20 May 2013 14:11

Congolese soldiers clashed with rebel fighters for the first time in nearly six months on Monday near the city of Goma


War crimes suspect denies guilt

Tuesday 26 March 2013 18:30

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, telling a judge he was innocent of charges


DR Congo clashes leave 10 dead

Monday 25 February 2013 16:02

Fighting between rival factions of the M23 rebel movement in the northeastern Rutshuru region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left 10 dead


New rebel group forms on DR Congo

Sunday 3 February 2013 14:59

As the Democratic Republic of Congo struggles to stem unrest in its east, another newly formed armed rebel coalition has announced it is seeking to topple President Joseph Kabila's regime


  Existing U.N. force in Congo heavily criticised
Dispute over military command holds up Congo peace deal

Monday 28 January 2013 18:47

African leaders failed on Monday to sign a U.N.-mediated peace deal aimed at ending two decades of conflict in eastern Congo


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