Belgium, Congo normalize diplomatic relations during visit
BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials from Belgium and Congo have signed agreements aimed at normalizing relations between the former European colonial power and the Africa nation during an official visit of...
Congo police detain ex-health minister in Ebola funds probe
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed...
UN chief visits Congo Ebola region, pledging support
BENI, Congo (AP) — The United Nations secretary general visited Congo's eastern city of Beni on Sunday, pledging solidarity as the region faces an Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 2,000...
UN chief to attend G-7, Japan conference, and visit Congo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres leaves Friday on a trip to the G-7 summit of the world's major industrialized nations in France, a conference on African development...
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga resigned from his post Monday to protest the president's decision to take over management of the response to the Ebola...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say a growing number of armed groups in Congo appear willing to surrender under the right conditions following January's inauguration of opposition leader Felix...
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was returned to home soil Thursday night for burial more than two years after his death, after a...
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A group that monitors jihadist websites says the Islamic State extremist group is claiming to have established a province in central Africa.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president says 150 people are reported missing after a boat sank on Lake Kivu in the country's east.
The motorized boat was headed toward the commercial hub of...
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country's second-deadliest contained in less than three months, although some...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council on Friday called for a strategic review of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo with a view to progressively handing over its responsibilities to the...
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's interior minister says the president has suspended installing newly elected senators after weekend protests led to violence that killed at least one...
Protests erupt in Congo over local election results
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Witnesses say at least one person is dead after protests over local elections turned violent in Congo.
Members of President Felix Tshisekedi's Union for Democracy and...
Congo president pardons about 700 political prisoners
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi on Wednesday pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor.
Congo’s new president urges thousands of exiles: Come home
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Albert Tumba says he was forced to leave Congo in 2010 for neighboring Republic of Congo. As a journalist, he had denounced malpractice in the sports ministry and had to leave with his family out of fear for his safety.
"Threatened with death, I had to cross the river and reach Brazzaville, where I enjoy refugee status with my wife and children. Life is hard here but we are safe," the 65-year-old Tumba said.
Congo’s new president on first trip to African countries
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi has landed in Brazzaville, the capital of neighboring Republic of the Congo, to start his first international trip since being elected president in late January.
Tshisekedi on Thursday was greeted by Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou N'Guesso and the two heads of state are holding closed-door talks.
Congo’s new leader ushers Kabila out; says no time to waste
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Longtime Congo leader Joseph Kabila has been ushered out, and his successor has begun by appointing a chief of staff who says there is no time to waste.
Newly inaugurated President Felix Tshisekedi's first decision in office on Friday was to appoint Vital Kamerhe, a former National Assembly president.
Congo’s surprise new leader in 1st peaceful power transfer
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as Congo's president Thursday, marking the country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago, and immediately announced plans for the release of all political prisoners.
The 55-year-old Tshisekedi succeeds Joseph Kabila, the strongman who governed the largely impoverished and corruption-riddled Central African country for 18 years before stepping down under pressure.
The Latest: Congo’s new leader vows to combat corruption
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's new president (all times local):
Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi is vowing to take on the country's widespread corruption, asserting that billions of dollars are lost per year.
He calls the revenue brought in "the weakest in the world."
Congo has trillions of dollars' worth of mineral wealth but the country remains largely underdeveloped, to the frustration of the population of 80 million people.