Articles tagged 'drc'

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...
Sadc meets to help starving Zimbabweans 21 March 2016 BULAWAYO - Diplomats from the Sadc region have promised to mobilise food aid to over four million Zimbabweans faced with hunger saying such a desperate situation requires a multi-faceted response. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ambassador to Zimbabwe Mwampanga Mwana-Nanga, who is also the ...
DRC's Kabila warned off seeking third term 12 March 2015 KINSHASA - Parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have warned president Joseph Kabila that he would weaken the country's democracy if he sought a third term in office as they suspect he wants to do, said Reuters. Citing a letter from the leaders of seven political parties in the DRC...
Let Thursday incident not mar a good final 7 February 2015 JOHANNESBURG - The outstanding 3-0 semi-final win by Ghana over bitter hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday night has definitely been overshadowed by the violence that rocked that outstanding match. Few will talk of some breathtaking soccer played by Ghana on their way to the final where they w...
'Screen truck drivers from DRC for Ebola' 28 August 2014 HARARE - Legislators fear truck drivers plying the Zimbabwe-DRC route may bring the dreaded Ebola virus here. Lawmakers yesterday  grilled  Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa  on  the measures government was  taking  to  curb the  import of the Ebola virus from the DRC. MDC  ...
DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels 5 November 2013 KINSHASA - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed victory over M23 rebels in the east of the country. A government spokesman said the last remaining rebels had either fled across the border or surrendered and their weapons had been destroyed overnight. The M23 have n...
DR Congo army seizes rebel base 31 October 2013 KINSHASA - Government forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have captured Bunagana town, the main base of the M23 rebel group, officials say. The troops entered the town on the Ugandan border in large numbers as the rebels fled, residents told the BBC. M23 political leader Bertrand...