Articles tagged 'drc'

Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidential vote 10 January 2019 KINSHASA - Felix Tshisekedi has vowed to be the president "of all Congolese" after the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) electoral commission declared him the winner of the country's long-delayed elections. The result, which was announced in the early hours of Thursday, was rejected by riva...
DRC war survivors want compensation for trauma 17 October 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwean soldiers who fought in an expensive civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo two decades ago have appealed to Defence and War Veterans minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri to help them to get compensation for trauma as well as the gruesome deaths of their colleagues there...
Pfumbidzayi explains goal celebration 15 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe national football team full back Ronald Pfumbidzayi has explained the choreographed goal celebration that followed his opener in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations  (Afcon) qualifier against DR Congo in Kinshasa on Saturday night. The former Caps United player and currently on th...
Show no mercy: Billiat 11 October 2018 HARARE - Khama Billiat has stressed the importance for the Warriors to be ruthless in front of goal when they take on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa this weekend. Zimbabwe resume their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifying campaign when they take on the Leop...
I'm here to conquer: Darikwa 9 October 2018 HARARE - Nottingham Forrest defender Tendayi Darikwa says he will bring “hard work and passion” to help the Warriors qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals after arriving in the country yesterday. The right back is finally set to make his competitive debut for Zimbabwe when ...
DRC name strong squad for Warriors 3 October 2018 HARARE - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) coach Florent Ibenge has announced a strong roster for the two 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifiers against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe and DRC go head-to-head in a top of the table clash in the group with the first encounter set for the ...
Outrage over rhino donation to DRC 4 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed outrage over the government's donation of 10 white rhinos to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and have since launched an online petition for the reversal of the decision. According to the online petition started by the Zimbabwe Tourism Centre, Zimbabwe...
Panic amid Ebola scare 17 August 2018 HARARE - Panic has gripped the country following the death of a man in the border town of Beitbridge on Sunday from a disease whose symptoms match those of the deadly Ebola virus, which has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yesterday, government moved swiftly to allay fears...
DRC: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected 7 August 2018 KINSHASA - Ebola is suspected to have caused as many as 33 deaths during the latest outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry said. Thirteen cases of the virus were confirmed across northeastern North Kivu province and neighbouring Ituri province, DRC...
Zim firms cut $3m deals in DRC 12 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean resources companies have cut deals worth $3 million-plus with DRC corporations after participating at a mining exhibition in the central African country. The firms are working with large mining corporations such as Ivanhoe Mines, Kibali Gold Mine, Gecamines and Tenke Fungur...
DRC countdown toward end of latest Ebola outbreak begins 29 June 2018 KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry says the countdown toward the end of its latest Ebola outbreak has begun, as all people who were in contact with the last confirmed case have passed the 21-day incubation period with no sign of the virus. The ministry announced the mile...
DRC's Kabila attacked by MP's 27 June 2018 KINSHASA - Dozens of legislators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have attacked President Joseph Kabila over the trial, opening on Wednesday, of opposition leader Moise Katumbi who intends to contest upcoming elections. Katumbi and six others, including an American national, are to go...
Ebola death toll rises to 27 7 June 2018 KINSHASA - Two more people have died of Ebola in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the toll to 27 in nearly a month, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Of the two deaths, one occurred in the remote area of Bikoro, where the first cases were declared on May 8, and was conf...
Trouble brews for Mugabe, Mnangagwa 14 April 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe's costly military adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two decades ago continues to haunt the country, with a group of retired soldiers now accusing ousted former president Robert Mugabe and top military chiefs of looting rich diamond mines that were allegedly giv...
Mnangagwa heads to DRC to meet Kabila 27 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa was yesterday night expected to travel to crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to meet with his counterpart Joseph Kabila, his sixth official visit. Mnangagwa has been paying courtesy calls on all regional heads of States and governments. Swor...
Zim Christian author concludes Southern African tour 19 December 2017 HARARE - Christian author and success coach Brilliant Pongo has just concluded a tour of Southern Africa which saw him travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. One of the highlights of the tour was the “Powered to Succeed” book event in Francistown, Botswana which took place during the f...
DRC's Kabila furious with TP Mazembe owner 18 March 2017 LUSAKA - Democratic Republic of Congo protested over the presence of former Katanga governor Moise Katumbi Chapwe at the Under-20 Afcon semi-finals between Zambia and South Africa at Heroes Stadium last week. Accompanied by State House spokesperson Amos Chanda, Chapwe mingled and interacted wi...
Kabila will hand over power: Envoy 6 January 2017 HARARE - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mwana Nanga Mawampanga says president Joseph Kabila is sincere in his claims that he will hand over power to a democratically-elected leader. Kabila has been in office since the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila, in 2...
Kabila to step down 2 January 2017 KINSHASA - Joseph Kabila will step down as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo after elections held before the end of 2017, under a draft agreement reached by political parties, according to a lead mediator from the Catholic Church. Under the deal, reached on Friday but not yet signe...
Floods kill 50 in DRC 30 December 2016 LONDON - At least 50 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after severe flooding in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Torrential rain caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma, to burst its banks on Tuesday. The bodies of some of the vi...
Kabila deal hangs by thread after marathon meeting 24 December 2016 KINSHASA - Hopes of a deal to end DR Congo's dangerous political crisis before Christmas were fast dissipating on Saturday after fruitless all-night talks over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power.    Kabila's second and final five-year term ended on December 20, but he has shown no...
Gunfire in DRC capital as tension rises over Kabila 20 December 2016 KINSHASA - Gunfire erupted in several parts of Kinshasa early on Tuesday as Democratic Republic of Congo's long-serving President Joseph Kabila appeared set to stay on despite the expiry of his mandate and announced a new government. Shots rang out in several parts of the sprawling city of 10 ...
DRC may block social networks as Kabila mandate expires 15 December 2016 KINSHASA - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo plan to block social networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp soon before President Joseph Kabila's mandate expires, four internet service providers said Thursday. "The instructions of the government (are that) all social networks be blo...
Protestors demand Kabila's resignation 2 August 2016 KINSHASA - Tens of thousands of people have protested in Congo, calling for the resignation of President Joseph Kabila once his term ends in December. Opposition leaders fear Kabila may try to extend his rule for a third term. Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans and waved flags as th...
Bishops in DRC call for Kabila to step down 28 June 2016 KINSHASA - An influential grouping of Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday called for President Joseph Kabila to step down when his second term ends and that elections be held on schedule this year. Kabila, who has been in power since 2001, is mandated to leave office...