Joseph Kabila

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Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest against President Joseph Kabila, organised by the local Catholic Church in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 21st, 2018. Photograph: Kenny Katombe/Reuters

The head of Congo’s Catholic Church condemned the government of President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday for a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters,(...)

 German chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats Angela Merkel with Horst Seehofer, governor of Bavaria and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Unio. Photograph: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

US: Election year Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent As the sun sets on 2017, the United States is coming to terms with the first year of a Tr(...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila at the presidential palace in Cairo earlier this year. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday,(...)

A child and a woman break rocks extracted from a cobalt mine at a copper quarry and cobalt pit in Lubumbashi. Instead of benefiting from its vast mineral wealth, Congolese are among the world’s poorest people, with a per-capita income of $800.  Photograph: Getty Images

Behind every clean electric car there is cobalt. And behind cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt is a critical element in lithium-ion b(...)

A girl resting with other internally displaced persons (IDP) in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo, after falling ill in a camp for IDPs fleeing from the conflict in the Kasai region. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images
The world must act

Even by the standards of the past two decades in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a civil war claimed more than three million lives, emerging r(...)

A volunteer brings daily food rations for internally displaced persons at a camp for people fleeing the conflict in the Kasai region. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has accused security forces and local militias of killing almost 3,400 people and destroying 2(...)

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(...)

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