Tag Archives: Joseph Kabila

09 April 18

DRC: Moïse Katumbi could be barred from election

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) most popular opposition leader could be barred from standing in elections later this year after it was revealed he held Italian citizenship for sixteen years.

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06 March 18

What next for the DRC if election goes ahead, as promised?

Last month, the DRC’s minister of communications, Lambert Mende, said the country’s president, Joseph Kabila, has no intentions of running in elections scheduled to be held in December this year. According to Mende, Kabila has never intended to seek a third
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09 February 18

DRC: Kabila aide says says president won’t stand in elections

Joseph Kabila’s aide says the Democratic Republic of Congo president won’t stand in this year’s scheduled election.

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03 February 18

Will Joseph Kabila really step down as DRC president in December?

Joseph Kabila’s second term as president of the DRC came to an end in December 2016, yet the leader remains in power. Consecutive election delays mean he’ll remain in power until December this year, at which point he has promised
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02 February 18

South Kivu: the world’s next forgotten conflict?

Over the course of just three days last month, 6,000 Congolese took flight across Lake Tanganyika into Burundi. The refugees are fleeing intense fighting in South Kivu, where violence between government forces and rebel militias has left the Eastern province
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27 January 18

DRC: UN calls for investigation into protestor deaths

The United Nations (UN) is calling for investigations into the killing of anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday.

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23 January 18

DRC: 6 protesters killed at anti-Kabila protests

At least six protesters have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during protests against the country’s president, Joseph Kabila.

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20 November 17

UN urges DRC to allow anti-Kabila protests

The United Nations has called upon the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow peaceful protests against the country’s president.

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02 November 17

DR Congo schedules presidential election for December 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has set the date for its next presidential election.

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16 October 17

Congo pushes back elections back to April 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission says it won’t be ready to hold elections in the country until April 2019.

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