Congolese independent electoral commission officials count presidential ballots in Kinshasa. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission accused the country’s Catholic Church on Friday of “preparing an insurrection” by saying it knows (...)

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, casts his ballot at a polling station in Kinshasa. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

The Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Sunday for a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila after a tense campaign the opposition said wa(...)

Independent National Election Commission (CENI) workers load a truck with voting materials to be distributed to polling stations in Bukavu,  Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP/Getty Images

Polling stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday’s presidential vote, diplomats and an observer mission said, as polli(...)

Protesters set up a barricade in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Thursday after the area was excluded from voting in Sunday’s presidential election. Photograph:  Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to scatter demonstrators who burned tyres and attac(...)

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(...)

Opposition supporters carry a cross and computer screen with the words “RIP voting machine” on it, during a rally. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have vowed to join forces to end President Joseph Kabila’s 17-year hold on power, accelerating (...)

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(...)

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