DR Congo


Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ for brutal colonial rule

Letter to Democratic Republic of the Congo president hailed as historic by Belgian media Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Jason Burke Africa correspondent Tue 30 Jun 2020 17.31 BSTFirst published on Tue 30 Jun 2020 11.19 BST  King Philippe of Belgium: ‘The colonial period caused suffering and humiliations.’ Photograph: Héctor Retamal/AFP/Getty King Philippe of Belgium has expressed his “deepest regrets” for acts […]

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used teargas to disperse protesters, as a wave of demonstrations takes place across the country. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago – should step down. A number of people have been injured, and UN […]

DRC violence shows Kabila ‘determined to stay in power’

Civil society groups and human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling for sustained pressure on the country’s president, after protests demanding Joseph Kabila step downturned deadly this week. At least seven people were killed across the country on Sunday, after security forces reportedly fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition at demonstrators in the capital, Kinshasa, […]