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ICC overturns ex-DRC VP Bemba’s war crime convictions

In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic.

DR Congo opposition party set to choose its champion

The Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party met on Friday for a two-day congress to choose a new leader who is also likely to be its candidate in upcoming presidential elections.

Poll: 8 in 10 Congolese disapprove of President Kabila

Eight in 10 Congolese have an unfavorable opinion of President Joseph Kabila — but nearly seven in 10 don't think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a national poll published on Friday.

Catholic church pounds out anger at Joseph Kabila at mass for dead protestors

Supported by throngs of worshippers and with western ambassadors in attendance, Catholic leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo hammered home a message of anger toward President Joseph Kabila on Friday at a mass to mourn victims of a crackdown.

Police fires teargas on churchgoers in DR Congo

Congolese police fired teargas on Friday to disperse dozens of churchgoers who had gathered in the capital Kinshasa to mourn seven people killed in protests against President Joseph Kabila two weeks ago.

8 killed in crackdown on anti-Kabila protests in DR Congo

Eight people were killed Sunday and dozens arrested as security forces in DR Congo cracked down on Catholic worshippers who gathered at churches across the country to demand that President Joseph Kabila leaves power, a UN source said.

Day of protest flops but DR Congo opposition to fight on

A day of protest in Democratic Republic of Congo drew a small turnout on Tuesday but the opposition vowed to pursue its campaign to unseat President Joseph Kabila over long-delayed polls.

Tear gas as police break up DR Congo opposition protests

Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in several Congolese cities on Thursday as they gathered for a major opposition protest to demand that President Joseph Kabila step down.

DR Congo bans marches over delayed polls

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday banned rallies due this week in the capital Kinshasa over the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila despite global concern over a crackdown.

UN condemns arrests of Congo opposition members

The United Nations on Monday condemned the arrest of about 30 opposition members amid a crackdown on dissent by President Joseph Kabila’s government.

DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo met on Saturday to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country's electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019.

DR Congo opposition furious at the postponement of elections

DR Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has described the delay of the presidential election until 2019 by the country’s electoral commission as a declaration of war on the Congolese people.

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