Joseph Kabila

Congolese government in rent arrears for London embassy

Owners of building on Great Portland Street reveal rent issue during successful legal action to remove human rights activists<p>The Congolese government is facing legal action for failing to pay rent on its embassy in London, it has emerged.<p>The step taken by the owners of the property on Great …

Law (UK)

Africa:Kabila Must Go. the Congolese See This. Why Can't the West?

[African Arguments] The DRC is fast approaching the point where insurrection is the only option. Donors' proximity to the regime borders on …

Africa

Congo-Kinshasa:DR Congo Opposition Now Wants Interim Govt Before Elections

[East African] The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is demanding an interim transitional government to organise elections as it …

World Politics

Four soldiers killed in attack in central Congo: U.N. radio

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Suspected militia fighters killed four Congolese soldiers in a hit-and-run attack on a military post in troubled Kasai-Central province’s capital, Kananga, U.N.-funded radio reported on Sunday.<p>Fighting between the Kamuina Nsapu militia and government forces over the past year …

Africa

News24.com | At east 4 soldiers killed in DRC Kasai region: witnesses

Men armed with machetes have killed four soldiers in an attack near the main Kananga airport in Kasai, an opposition stronghold in the south of the …

Africa

Congo launches offensive against Ugandan rebels in its east

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops began a military offensive in the eastern city of Beni on Saturday against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel armed group blamed for an attack that killed 15 United Nations peacekeepers last month.<p>The operation is part of a joint effort by …

Africa

Congo: An enterprise managed by the UN Security Council with no regard for Black lives

<b>An interview with Professor Jean-Claude Maswana</b><p><b>by Ann Garrison</b><p>The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the heart of Black Africa. Millions of …

Africa

Congolese police fire teargas on churchgoers' protest

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police fired teargas on Friday to disperse dozens of churchgoers who had gathered in the capital Kinshasa to mourn seven people killed in protests against President Joseph Kabila two weeks ago.<p>A Reuters cameraman who was filming the church service said police fired a …

Teargas

DR Congo protests: Church leaders vow to fight on

Despite the deaths of eight protesters, the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo plans to continue to push for political change and for President Joseph Kabila to step down.<p>Leaders of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo have vowed to continue fighting for justice …

Africa

DR Congo Catholics call for new anti-Kabila rally

The call for a demonstration on January 21 came less than two weeks after New Year’s Eve protests against Kabila’s rule saw six deaths in a crackdown …

News (South Africa)

Victims of Congolese war release 'incredibly powerful' albums with help of Canadian charity

Canada's Make Music Matter project offers psychological therapy through music<p>"Within me is a lawyer that will right all the inequities / Within me is …

Africa

Apple and Tesla need cobalt for our clean future, so the world’s top producer wants more taxes

Our increasing reliance on rechargeable batteries is making the Democratic Republic of Congo reconsider how it values cobalt. Once a forgotten byproduct, the price of cobalt has tripled in the last two years and the world’s largest producer plans to profit off the demand.<p>Lawmakers in the capital …

Batteries

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

Business

Rats, mould and broken furniture: the scandal of the UK's refugee housing

The Home Office says that asylum seekers deserve ‘safe, habitable’ homes. What too many of them get is filth and squalor<p>The cramped upstairs box room was meant to be used by one of Duminda’s children, but it is not in a fit state. An old mattress is propped up against the wall, and behind it is an …

Race & Ethnicity

DRC gets high tech voting machines for long delayed polls

Election officials count ballots at the Njanja polling station in Lubumbashi early on November 30, 2011, two days after polls opened in the …

News (South Africa)

Netizen Report: Iranian Authorities Block International Web Traffic and Messaging Platforms

<i>Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the</i> …

Censorship

The Liberian example

Football hero George Manneh Weah’s emphatic victory in Liberia’s presidential run-off in late December is noteworthy for a far less sensational, but …

Africa

eNCA | SUMMARY: African elections in 2018

The DRC announced elections would take place in December 2018, with results only expected a month later in 2019.

News (South Africa)

The SADC Wrap: Cholera, a Zimbabwean anticlimax, and the Church vs. Joseph Kabila

<b>Zimbabwean</b> president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week dominated headlines after meeting with ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in a visit …

Africa

United Nations 'alarmed' by DR Congo crackdown

“Our colleagues on the ground were denied access to morgues, hospitals and detention centres. They were sent away from some sites by defence and …

News (South Africa)

The 20 photographs of the week

New Year’s celebrations, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and winter storms in the US - the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Week in pictures: From Syria strikes to DRC protests

Bolivia

Africa’s Generational War Is Reaching a Tipping Point

NAIROBI — In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series …

Africa

Stories you may have missed this week

This week, countries across the world welcomed a new year, anti-government protests broke out in one Asian country, and a tweet from US President Donald Trump sparked angry scenes in another.<p>Can you identify what happened in the video above?<p>Scroll down to find out the answers. You can click on the …

Siberia

10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week (1/5/18)

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we’ve decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just …

List-Worthy

Police fire tear gas and arrest altar boys during Mass in Congo

Congolese bishops condemned 'with the utmost vigour' the 'attack on freedom of worship'<p>Police invaded Catholic churches and fired tear gas during …

Catholicism

China-backed Kribi port project in Cameroon leaves locals frustrated

Chinese investors want to transform the Cameroonian city of Kribi into to the largest seaport in central Africa. But after initial promises of an …

Africa

Africa Live: Israel orders migrants to leave, SportPesa scraps sports sponsorship - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Getty Images<p>President Yoweri Museveni has led Uganda for more than 30 years<p>Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has approved a controversial law which abolishes presidential age limits - a move which the opposition says is intended to pave the way for him to seek an unprecedented sixth …

Africa

DR Congo: 'The church has to walk a very fine line'

Violence is not a rare occurrence in DR Congo. What is unusual is for the government to openly act against the the Catholic Church. DW spoke to …

Africa

Eight dead in crackdown on church-organized protests of DRC president

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 3, 2018 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Eight people were killed and more than 120 were arrested in the …

Africa