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Congo ruling coalition rallies supporters before presidential election

27 Oct 2018

KINSHASA Tens of thousands of Congolese rallied on Saturday in support of President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor, two months before an election that could mark the country's first democratic transition of power.

Congo will declare cobalt and other minerals as 'strategic' in coming days - mines minister

15 Sep 2018

KOLWEZI, Democratic Republic of Congo The prime minister of Democratic Republic of Congo will sign a decree in the coming days to designate cobalt and other minerals as "strategic" and therefore subject to higher royalties, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said on Saturday.

Congo rejects presidential bid of opposition leader Bemba

25 Aug 2018

KINSHASA The election commission of Democratic Republic of Congo has excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and three former prime ministers from the list of approved candidates for December's presidential election, which was published on Friday. | Video

Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments

23 Aug 2018

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east. | Video

Big crowds welcome home Congo presidential hopeful Bemba after long absence

08 Aug 2018

KINSHASA Tens of thousands of cheering supporters greeted opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba on Wednesday as he returned to Democratic Republic of Congo after a decade in prison to submit his candidacy for December's presidential election. | Video

Congo's Kabila will not stand for election in December

08 Aug 2018

KINSHASA Congo's President Joseph Kabila will not stand in the election scheduled for December, a spokesman said, finally agreeing to obey a two-term limit but picking a hard-core loyalist under European Union sanctions to stand instead.

Chaotic Congo basks in rare success after quashing Ebola

25 Jul 2018

KINSHASA Congo's health minister said on Wednesday that when its Ebola outbreak was first announced less than three months ago, he never dreamed it would be possible to contain it so swiftly.

Congo's parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

16 Jun 2018

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila's request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.

Thousands rally in Kinshasa for video link with exiled Congo politician

09 Jun 2018

KINSHASA Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi used a video link on Saturday to address thousands of opponents of President Joseph Kabila ahead of a December election that many hope will end his 17 years in power.

Congolese ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes on appeal

08 Jun 2018

THE HAGUE/KINSHASA The International Criminal Court on Friday overturned the war crimes conviction of former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a huge blow to prosecutors that could also dramatically shake up politics in his home country.

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