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25 Apr 2017
 
 
SADC releases recommendations on Congo
POLITICS
The Troika Ministerial Assessment Follow Up Mission of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has released its recommendations following a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
New divisions threaten stability in the DRC
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Two political accords and three prime ministers later, and four months after Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to leave office at the end of his second mandate, credible elections and...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
Mbeki 'hands-off in DRC', but wants to see peace
POLITICS
Former president Thabo Mbeki is still interested in seeing peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but he would not get involved in issues there. Two human rights...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
DIRCO: President Zuma conveys condolences to the Democratic Republic of the Congo regarding the passing away of Mr √Čtienne Tshisekedi
STATEMENT
The South African Government has learnt with sadness about the passing of Mr √Čtienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) Party in the Democratic...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Buying time in the DRC?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 1 January, the Congolese population awoke to the surprising news that political actors in the country had signed a comprehensive political accord that sets elections for 2017, and stipulates...
 
 
23 Dec 2016
 
Political deal enables Kabila to stay on despite end of mandate
DRC PRESIDENCY
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has managed to extend his political mandate, which expired on Tuesday, following a last minute deal brokered by Congolese...
 
 
21 Dec 2016
 
More than two dozen people killed in DRC protests
PROTESTS
Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 26 demonstrators and arrested scores more amid growing protests against Joseph Kabila's hold on power, according to a human rights...
 
 
SA expresses concern over DRC
PROTEST
The South African government has expressed concern over the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
Tension rises as talks on Joseph Kabila exit break off
POLITICS
Talks in Democratic Republic of Congo between the ruling coalition and the opposition have failed to reach a compromise on the political future of President Joseph Kabila, who intends to stay in...
 
 
19 Oct 2016
 
DRC opposition rejects vote delay, calls for strike
ELECTIONS
The main opposition party of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has strongly rejected a decision to push back this year's election to April 2018, calling it a "flagrant violation" of the...
 
 
08 Aug 2016
 
Kodjo in the DRC: time to go?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
What is evolving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not much different from events in neighbouring Burundi. Both presidents are reluctant to respect their constitutional term...
 
 
01 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - August 1, 2016
PODCAST
Making headlines: Older people love us, says EFF's Dali Mpofu Tens of thousands of Congolese rally to demand that Kabila step down And, Government urges South Africans to report election intimidation
 
 
07 Nov 2014
 
Beyond Burkina Faso, Africa's 'Black Spring' hopes may be premature
political unrest
Inspired by protests in Burkina Faso that ousted one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, opposition activists across much of the continent are hoping for a "Black Spring" to mirror the Arab...
 
 
30 Jul 2013
 
The Congolese national dialogue: Will a critical opportunity be missed?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Since the controversial 2011 elections, opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been calling for a national dialogue. However, shortly after the 2011 elections,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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