Tag Archives: DRC

04 August 18

DRC: Jean Pierre Bemba registers as presidential candidate

Jean Pierre Bemba has registered as a presidential candidate ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) elections scheduled for December.

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02 August 18

Why the DRC’s election hopes currently pin on a former ‘warlord’

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been impatiently waiting for an election since President Joseph Kabila’s second term ended in December 2016. Despite the country’s constitution limiting leaders to a maximum of two terms in charge, Kabila has refused
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28 July 18

UN: DRC still not ready for credible elections

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has warned the country isn’t yet ready to hold credible elections.

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19 July 18

DRC: Kabila avoids confirming his intent to step down in latest address

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joeseph Kabila refused to confirm he will step down as the country’s leader ahead of presidential elections scheduled for December.

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16 July 18

DRC: Jean-Pierre Bemba named as presidential candidate

Jean-Pierre Bemba has been named as an opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming election, days after being acquitted of war crimes via an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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13 June 18

DRC PM: Joseph Kabila won’t seek third term as president

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) prime minister says President Joseph Kabila won’t seek a third term in charge when the country holds elections.

19 May 18

DRC: WHO raises Ebola health risk to ‘very high’ amid new cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the health assessment risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to “very high” as the African country fights to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola virus.

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18 April 18

UN: DRC aid conference raises $582m from donors

The United Nations says donors pledged $528 million for humanitarian issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a recent gathering in Geneva.

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12 April 18

DRC: Six park rangers killed in attack at Virunga wildlife sanctuary

Five park rangers and a driver were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, during an ambush at Virunga National Park.

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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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