Articles tagged 'joseph kabila'

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...
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...
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...