Almost 300 arrested as anti-president protests subside in Congo - Reuters UK

KINSHASA Police said they had arrested 275 people across Democratic Republic of Congo as two days of protests against President Joseph Kabila appeared to subside on Wednesday. Sporadic gunfire rang out over the capital and witnesses reported ...

As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo - New York Times

President Joseph Kabila, center, in November in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Junior D.Kannah/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection ...

Congo braces for violent clashes as President Joseph Kabila moves to extend rule - The Globe and Mail

Thousands of police and soldiers are mobilizing for a crackdown on Congolese opposition groups this week as President Joseph Kabila moves to extend his rule beyond the end of his constitutional term. On Sunday, police and soldiers were stationed on ...

Political Transition Talks Stall in DRC; Capital Braces for Violence - Sputnik International

Crisis talks between the sitting president and the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been suspended until next week and social networks have been ordered blocked as the country prepares for what may become a violent political ...

Joseph Kabila: DR Congo's young, mysterious leader - eNCA

File: 45-year-old DR Congo President Joseph Kabila has been in power for 16 years. Kabila was sworn into power in 2001 at the age of 29, becoming Africa's youngest President. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. KINSHASA – Still relatively young after 16 years ...

Talks stall over DRC's delayed election; violence feared - New Zimbabwe.com

KINSHASA, Congo: Talks in Congo between President Joseph Kabila's party and the opposition are on hold after they failed to reach an agreement before the date Kabila was originally supposed to step down from power, mediators said Saturday. Kabila's ...

Congo prepares for a potentially violent political crisis - Washington Post

KINSHASA, Congo — Monday was supposed to be the last day of Joseph Kabila's 15-year presidency. Instead, as the leader of Congo refuses to step down, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa is lurching toward a bloody political crisis. In the ...

Congo finds itself in dangerous waters - Financial Times

Joseph Kabila, the Democratic Republic of Congo's sullen president, has squandered the international backing he won when negotiating an end to his country's 1998-2003 war. He has failed to rebuild an effective army — despite hosting one of the UN's ...

Tensions mount in DRC as end of Kabila's term nears - News24

Kinshasa - Security forces patrolled the tense streets of Kinshasa on Sunday after the suspension of last-ditch talks to find a peaceful way out of the nation's political crisis sparked by the end of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. Negotiations to ...

DRC: A timeline of deadly political crisis - News24

Kinshasa - Tensions have intensified in the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the constitutional end of President Joseph Kabila's second and final term on Tuesday. No elections have been organised and the opposition accuses him of seeking to retain ...

Congo braces for violence as president's mandate expires - The Guardian

Tens of thousands of paramilitaries and policemen have been deployed across the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the vast central African country braces for violent protests and riots when the mandate of the president, Joseph Kabila, expires on ...

Fears of unrest as Congolese president refuses to step down - Financial Times

Within seconds of the first stones being thrown at them by football fans in Kinshasa's heaving 70,000-capacity Martyrs stadium, dozens of riot police responded with tear gas and baton charges. The stone-throwers regrouped and clashes — an apparent ...

Congo's president is about to lose his mandate, but refuses to step down - Los Angeles Times

President Joseph Kabila's last constitutionally permitted term at the helm of the Democratic Republic of Congo is about to end without the election of a successor, putting an already bloodied nation at risk of another spiral of violence with the ...

Pope, Bishops Called On To Break Stalemate in Democratic Republic Of Congo - ChristianToday

Talks in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday between the ruling coalition and the opposition failed to reach a compromise on the political future of President Joseph Kabila, who is set to stay in power when his mandate ends on Monday. Delegates ...

DRC opposition denies planning anti-Kabila protests, negotiation suspended - africanews

The main opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo said it is not planning mass protests against President Joseph Kabila when his term ends on December 19. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. One of the leaders of the coalition, ...

DR Congo crisis talks 'suspended' amid fears of political violence - Deutsche Welle

Talks in DR Congo to resolve a political deadlock are to resume only next week. Mediators fear that a failure to resolve differences between the opposition and President Kabila could lead to political violence. Congo's President Joseph Kabila ...

Congo crisis talks suspended until Wednesday - Daily Mail

Congolese crisis talks to ensure a peaceful political transition have been suspended, Catholic church mediators said, announcing they would resume Wednesday, the day after President Joseph Kabila's last legal term in office ends. "Direct negotiations ...

Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off - Aljazeera.com

Ruling coalition and opposition fail to strike a deal as president seeks to stay in power, stoking fears of bloodshed. 17 Dec 2016 18:40 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...

Congo opposition says not planning mass protest at end of Kabila term - Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila attends the signing ceremony of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, ...

Silencing opposition is 'not the solution,' UN rights chief says as Internet blackout looms in DR Congo - UN News Centre

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré ?Share. Print. 17 December 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today said he is “deeply alarmed” at a planned Government shutdown of social media in the ...