A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing defeat of new President Felix Tshisekedi's party in the previous day's senate election.
DR Congo's top court said it will give its verdict Saturday on final presidential election results which have been challenged at home and abroad, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement.
The United Nations Security Council is divided over how to react to Democratic Republic of Congo's tumultuous presidential election, according to an internal report seen by Reuters.
Congolese presidential hopeful Martin Fayulu says he is confident of winning elections in December despite news that another opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi, is now running against him, ignoring an opposition pact to field a joint candidate.
More than 50,000 supporters of DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila turned out on Saturday to hear a speech by his favoured candidate in a long-delayed presidential election in December, AFP reporters said.
Congo's President Joseph Kabila will not stand in the election scheduled for December, a spokesman said, finally agreeing to obey a two-term limit.
DR Congo's minister for human rights on Tuesday called for the prosecution of police who opened fire on anti-government protestors at the weekend, in a crackdown condemned by the EU and UN.
Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and fired tear gas to disperse a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic church on Sunday, a UN peacekeeping mission in the country said.
Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two UN investigators earlier this year will be punished.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday named a new transitional government, state television said, defying opponents who say he is in violation of a previous agreement.
Political rivals in Democratic Republic of Congo neared a deal on Saturday for President Joseph Kabila to leave power in 2017 after dozens of people were killed during protests this week at the end of his mandate.