Presidential poll: Opposition victory in DR Congo signposts ‘red card’ for Buhari – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party has congratulated the President-elect in Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshiekedi who was just declared winner in the just concluded Presidential election in the country. Tshiekedi of the opposition party defeated candidate of the ruling party, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary during the poll, which its announcement was earlier postponed by the electoral commission. […]

Electoral commission in DR Congo delays Presidential election results till ‘next week’

The DR Congo was on edge on Saturday as officials delayed the announcement of preliminary results from a crucial presidential election amid growing pressure from world powers to respect voters’ wishes. Preliminary results, scheduled for release on Sunday, will now come out only next week, the head of the country’s electoral commission told AFP just […]

Militiamen kill nine civilians in DR Congo

Suspected militiamen killed nine civilians overnight Monday in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and the military said. The massacre occurred in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region, local administrator Donat Kibwana told AFP. The assailants were suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group […]

DR Congo plane crash claims five lives

Five people were burnt to death on Friday, after a small passenger aircraft crashed in southern Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Angola, local official said, giving a provisional toll. The piston-engined Antonov 2, operated by local airline Air Kasai, burst into flames, just after takeoff from Kamako for a flight to Tshikapa, […]

WHO boss lands in Congo to tackle Ebola

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), has arrived Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to assess the needs of Ebola response teams. The director general announced this on his Twitter handle @DrTedros on Sunday. He said WHO staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak, adding that the […]