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Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists

Anne Look/VOA News - April 13, 2015

President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011West African civil society and human rights groups said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has kept at least eight pro-democracy activists in secret detention for almost a month. The groups told reporters in Dakar Monday that the Congolese activists must either be formally charged before a judge or immediately released.
DRC Army Putting Pressure on FDLR

Nick Long/VOA News - April 1, 2015

FDLR rebels in South KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo government forces, which launched an offensive against FDLR rebels in the east of the country a month ago, has been successful in driving the militants out of parts of North and South Kivu provinces, Congolese army spokesman General Leon Richard Kasonga said.
Electoral commission sets DR Congo presidential election date

Radio Okapi - February 12, 2015

Voting takes place in Kinshasa on 11.28.2011The Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Thursday that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in DR Congo on November 27, 2016. The announcement of the provisional results of the presidential election will take place on December 7, 2016. The final results will be announced on December 17, 2016. The new elected head of state will be sworn in on December 20, 2016.
DR Congo finish third at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Cafonline.com - February 7, 2015

DR Congo's players celebrate after finishing third at the 2015 Africa Cup of NationsDR Congo defeated Equatorial Guinea 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Malabo on Saturday to finish third at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. No extra time was played and Cedric Mongongu converted the decisive penalty after the first play-off since their introduction in 1962 not to produce a goal.
Cote d'Ivoire beat DR Congo 3-1 to reach Africa Cup of Nations final

Cafonline.com - February 4, 2015

DR Congo Leopards football teamThe Elephants booked their place in the final thanks to a 3-1 win over DR Congo in their semi-final clash on Wednesday in Bata. Captain Yaya Toure broke the deadlock on 20 minutes before the Leopards rallied back through Dieudonne Mbokani three minutes later. Gervinho restored the Ivorians just before half time before Serge Konan sealed victory from a goalmouth action in the second half.
DR Congo win classic tie to reach Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Cafonline.com - January 31, 2015

DR Congo Leopards play against Congo Red Devils at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on 1.31.2015 DR Congo ended the fairytale run of neighbours Congo Brazzaville on Saturday when they came from behind to win 4-2 and qualify for the semi-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Congo, who were only reinstated in the qualifying tournament of this competition after Rwanda were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player, led this battle of the Congos 2-0 before DRC fought back to win with four goals in the last 25 minutes.
DR Congo and Tunisia reach Africa Cup of Nations quater-finals

Cafonline.com - January 26, 2015

DR Congo play against Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations on 1.26.2015Tunisia and DR Congo both advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata. The Tunisians started the day on top of the section and were on their way to securing top spot when Ahmed Akaichi headed home in the 31st minute in Equatorial Guinea's largest city. However, DR Congo drew level in the 66th minute when substitute Loteteka Bokila scored only moments after coming on.
Afcon 2015: Cape Verde, DR Congo in stalemate

Cafonline.com - January 22, 2015

DR Congo play against Cape Verde on 1.22.2015Cape Verde and DR Congo settled for a 1-1 draw in their Group B match on Thursday at the Estadio de Ebebiyin. It was the second draw by both teams and leaves them with two points, two adrift of leaders, Tunisia who beat Zambia 2-1 in the other Group B encounter earlier in the day.
Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change

VOA News - January 19, 2015

Protesters burn tires in KinshasaAt least one person was injured when security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Monday as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.
AS Vita's Firmin Mubele Wins CAF African Player of the Year Award

Cafonline.com - January 8, 2015

AS Vita celebrate their win against CS Sfaxien in Kinshasa on 9.21.2014DR Congo forward Firmin Mubele Ndombe got the crown for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), at the expense of Algerian duo Akram Djahnit and El Hedi Belamieri in a keen contest. The AS Vita forward garnered 136 points, seven richer than Djahnit. Belamieri finished in third position with 126 points.



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