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Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat

Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat

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 court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

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.

UN divided over how to react to Congo's election problems

UN divided over how to react to Congo's election problems

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.

Opposition divided as two candidates vow to run in Congo election

Opposition divided as two candidates vow to run in Congo election

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.

Tens of thousands support Kabila favourite in DR Congo rally

Tens of thousands support Kabila favourite in DR Congo rally

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 Kabila will not stand for election in December

Congo's Kabila will not stand for election in December

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 minister urges punishment after police violence

DR Congo minister urges punishment after police violence

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 kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

Congolese security forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

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.

Congo president says whoever killed UN experts will be punished

Congo president says whoever killed UN experts will be punished

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.

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in clashes

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in clashes

The clashes followed an attack by BDK members on Kinshasa's main prison and demonstrations by other members against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, Matadi and Boma.

Kabila names transitional government, defying opposition

Kabila names transitional government, defying opposition

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.

Congo talks near deal for Kabila to step down in 2017

Congo talks near deal for Kabila to step down in 2017

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.