Joseph Kabila

DRC's president stays mum on political future [The Morning Call]

President Joseph Kabila has said his country’s overdue elections scheduled for december would go ahead as planned. Mr Kabila was speaking in an …

Africa

DRC's President Vows To Respect Presidential Term Limits – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Surveillance<p>Bloomberg Surveillance. Live from London and New York, bringing insight on global markets and the top business stories of the …

Bloomberg Markets

As Election Nears in Congo, Kabila’s Next Move Remains a Mystery

<i>Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.</i><p>Not for the …

World News

Congo Leader Says Delayed Vote Will Take Place in December

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said delayed elections will take place in December, as he vowed to respect the constitution, …

Africa

Congo’s president still coy on role in long-delayed election

Congo's President Joseph Kabila in a national address says the long-delayed December election is "a matter of sovereignty" but he still doesn't say …

Africa

Amid Kabila stand-off, Congo parliament extends privileges to...

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament has passed a law expanding financial privileges for former presidents, lawmakers said on Thursday, a move seen as an incentive for President Joseph Kabila to step down following an election in December.<p>Democratic Republic of Congo's …

Africa

DRC's Kabila Gives No Clues of His Future Plans

The president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, said Thursday that there would be a presidential election on Decenber 23, but …

Africa

UN, AU call for transfer of power in DR Congo

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>The top security bodies of the United Nations and the African Union on Thursday called for a peaceful transfer of power following elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.<p>After meeting at UN headquarters in New York, the UN Security Council and …

Africa

Kabila mute on political future in address to DRC lawmakers

President Joseph Kabila has refused to make clear pronouncements on his political future as leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).<p>Speaking …

Africa

DR Congo's Kabila Snubs Senior Diplomats

President Joseph Kabila sent a message this weekend that he was "no longer available" for the meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General …

Africa

Congo President Promotes Sanctioned Generals to Key Army Posts

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila promoted two generals under sanctions for human-rights violations to key posts in the country’s …

Africa

DR Congo's new army chief subject of U.S., EU sanctions

Congo’s President Joseph Kabila has appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for the violent repression of dissent, raising …

Africa

DR Congo churchgoers plan political protests in August

A group of Roman Catholic lay movements in Democratic Republic of Congo has announced three days of nationwide "major actions" in August aimed at …

Africa

UN Accuses Both Sides in DR Congo's Kasai Violence

HRW, 3 July 2018<p>We have just heard horrifying accounts of atrocities committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region, which the Human …

Africa

Glencore Gets Subpoena From U.S. Regarding Money Laundering

Glencore Plc says it’s been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice to produce documents relating to corruption and money laundering.<p>The world’s …

Corruption

Violence fuels violence in DRC | Left Field

In the Democratic Republic of Congo the government is accused of orchestrating massacres to crush opposition to the rule of Joseph Kabila.<p>One soldier told NBC News' Leftfield how he and his unit took part in killings.<p>Young girls, men and women have been drawn into the violence, joining militias …

Africa

DRC's opposition chief Moise Katumbi's trial opens [The Morning Call]

About 50 pro-Katumbi MPs and senators have lashed out at president Joseph Kabila over the trial of Moise Katumbi who intends to contest in upcoming …

Africa

Podcast: Scene Setter for Planned December Election in Congo

More on:<p>Democratic Republic of Congo<p>Joseph Kabila<p>Elections and Voting<p>Sub-Saharan Africa<p>Though Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala of Democratic Republic of …

Africa

Congo President Kabila will not seek third term: DRC PM

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Congo’s current President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the Central African country’s upcoming December elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala said on Tuesday.<p>Democratic Republic of …

Africa

Opinion: Jean-Pierre Bemba ruling a blow for victims — and for Joseph Kabila

The acquittal of alleged warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba is incomprehensible. It could even be the spark that ignites a new wave of violence in the …

Africa

UPDATE 2-Congo mining code regulations signed into law - aides

* No changes made to text of regulations<p>* Code sets Congo on collision course with mining firms (Adds legal advisor making clear no changes made)<p>By Fiston Mahamba<p>KINSHASA, June 9 (Reuters) - Regulations to implement Congo’s new mining code have been signed into law with no changes, advisers to the …

Environmentalism

DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM

Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala rules out new election bid by long-time president in December's postponed poll.<p>The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has said that President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the country's delayed elections because of …

Africa

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak …

Disease

Glencore shares fall on DRC probe fears

<b>Shares in London-listed mining giant Glencore have fallen 7% following a report of a potential investigation into its actions in Africa.</b><p>Glencore said it could not comment on a Bloomberg report that it may face an investigation into allegations of bribery linked to its operations in Democratic …

Glencore

DR Congo activist: Anti-Kabila protester shot dead

Rossy Mukendi was killed when police fired tear gas and live bullets at protesters in February.<p>A funeral has been held in Kinshasa for a political activist shot dead during protests against the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.<p>Joseph Kabila has refused to leave the presidency, even …

Africa

DRC opposition calls for meeting with SADC on Joseph Kabila

KIGALI - Opposition leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo want to meet with SADC because of fears that president joseph Kabila will postpone …

Africa

SADC Heads of State Summit Kicks Off

The Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika is paying specific attention to the implementation of SADC decisions relating to political …

South Africa

DR Congo Opposition Candidate Risks Disqualification

DR Congo Opposition Candidate Risks DisqualificationOpposition leader Moise Katumbi held Italian citizenship from October 2000 until January 2017, …

Congolese face slaughter as President Kabila delays elections

A wave of violence is engulfing the Democratic Republic of the Congo as President Joseph Kabila continues to push back election after election, …

Africa

Rebels attack one of Congo president's houses in east

Armed rebels killed at least one soldier during an attack on a house owned by Congo President Joseph Kabila in the restive east where a number of …

Africa