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23:15, 18 February 2018 Sunday
20:57, 09 February 2018 Friday

DR Congo sees 10 levy on 'strategic metals'

The Democratic Republic of Congo would impose a tax of 10 percent on so-called "strategic metals" under the plan, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.

17:27, 23 January 2018 Tuesday

DR Congo minister urges punishment after police violence

Six people were killed, scores injured and dozens arrested, according to the UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO, when security forces opened fire on Catholic-organised rallies against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday. The government has put the death toll at two.

15:49, 21 January 2018 Sunday

DR Congo blocks internet ahead of banned protests

Catholic church leaders have called for a mass peaceful demonstration against Kabila's 17-year rule, three weeks after a similar protest on New Year's Eve that ended in deadly violence.

21:42, 06 January 2018 Saturday

In DR Congo flood tragedy highlights perils of urban sprawl

Among the 44 people who perished overnight Wednesday in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, were a teenager, Brunelle, her sister Gladys, and Gladys' baby.

03:07, 02 January 2018 Tuesday

UN urges DR Congo leader to keep promise to step

Kabila, in power since 2001, signed a deal with opposition groups a year ago agreeing to step town once his current term ends and new elections are held.

14:42, 31 December 2017 Sunday

Police fire shots in DR Congo unrest

Some officers fired shots in the air in the capital Kinshasa as church and opposition groups defied a ban by authorities to push ahead with the demonstrations.

20:15, 29 December 2017 Friday

Three anti-Kabila activists freed from jail in DR Congo

Jean Mulenda, Jean-Pierre Tshisitshabu and Patrick Mbuya have left Kasapa central prison in the country's second-largest city Lubumbashi, human rights organisation Justicia ASBL said in a statement.

13:59, 20 December 2017 Wednesday

Congolese opposition activists detained by police

Police say they moved on 'hostile gatherings' held to protest against President Joseph Kabila

15:04, 09 December 2017 Saturday

Worst recent attack on UN kills 15 peacekeepers in DRCongo

The UN Security Council said Friday the peacekeepers, who were all from neighbouring Tanzania, were killed in the North Kivu province late Thursday, alongside five Congolese soldiers, with 53 personnel wounded.

19:07, 30 November 2017 Thursday

Congo Uganda sign cross-border oil deal

6.5 billion barrels of oil thought to lie between counties

10:43, 29 November 2017 Wednesday

Deforestation in DRC threatens climate wildlife

Forests the size of U.S. state of Delaware destroyed every two years

09:40, 23 October 2017 Monday

Over 400 Congolese repatriated from Angola

Govt will them get resettled in villages

05:08, 19 October 2017 Thursday

DR Congo Senior army officer ambushed by rebels

One soldier killed, several injured by ADF attack on convoy of senior army officer in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

17:25, 18 October 2017 Wednesday

DR Congo and C Africa crises under debate at 'Great

The summit will gather heads of state or government from Angola, Burundi, CAR, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. 

17:27, 15 October 2017 Sunday

DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable

Beset by ethnic divisions, numerous political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, the delay has raised fresh security worries in the vast African nation.

17:55, 09 October 2017 Monday

UN peacekeeper killed in attack in DRC

Suspected rebels of Allied Democratic Forces attacked 2 UN mission bases, officials said Monday  

11:45, 05 October 2017 Thursday

DRC Outcry over ban of semi-biometric passports

Perceived as hasty, decision to invalidate all semi-biometric passports in October engendered widespread criticism

17:46, 30 September 2017 Saturday

Up to 30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane

The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had "several dozen people" on board, an airport source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

14:18, 29 September 2017 Friday

DRC International body urges action over rights abuse

International Organization of Francophonie urges Congolese authorities to launch transparent investigation

17:19, 20 September 2017 Wednesday

12 dead 92 missing as floods hit eastern DR Congo

The rain started on Tuesday, causing a river to flood, local residents told AFP. 

17:42, 18 September 2017 Monday

In DR Congo's wounded heart voting drive offers hope for

In the vast region of Kasai, the authorities are now starting to register voters -- an outwardly banal operation that is nonetheless key to securing the country's stability.

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