Martin Fayulu casting his vote  during the DR Congo general elections in Kinshasa on December 30th. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election, Martin Fayulu, in fact thrashed the official winner with more than 60 per cent(...)

Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasha with his wife, relatives and supporters  a few minutes after he was declared winner of Congo’s  presidential election on Friday. Photograph: Caroline Thirion/AFP/Getty Images

The powerful Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has challenged the published result of last month’s historic election, setting the cl(...)

Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi, leader of Congolese main opposition party the UDPS attend an election event in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters/Baz Ratner

The leaders of the biggest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo condemned the electoral commission’s decision to postpone long-awaited(...)

Protests against Congolese president Joseph Kabila pass UN   peacekeepers   in the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa.  Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Sporadic gunfire echoed across Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on Wednesday, the day after security forces killed at least 26 protesters demand(...)

Congolese protesters scatter as police fire rubber bullets outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Embassy in Pretoria.  Photograph:  John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Security forces shot dead several protesters who had gathered in the streets of Kinshasa on Tuesday to demand that Democratic Republic of Congo presid(...)

Joseph Kabila won elections in 2006 and 2011, but is constitutionally limited to two terms. Photograph: Desirey Minkoh/AFP/Getty Images

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is bracing for violent protests and riots when the mandate of President Joseph Kabila, who critics accuse of see(...)