• Congolese policemen are seen outside the Parliament in Kinshasa on 8 December 2020. The police were deployed Tuesday in the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa, a seat for two days of a pitched battle between the supporters of President Félix Tshisekedi and those of the parliamentary majority loyal to his predecessor Joseph Kabila. Picture: AFP

    UN appeals for calm in DR Congo after parliament clashes

    The violence followed months of tension over the fragile coalition between President Felix Tshisekedi, who took over in January 2019 after Joseph Kabila's 18-year rule, and his predecessor's party, which holds a parliamentary majority.

  • FILE: Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi. Picture: AFP

    DR Congo police enter parliament after new clashes

    The violence follows a months-long crisis rooted in a troubled coalition forged by Tshisekedi and the pro-Kabila Common Front for the Congo (FCC), which commands an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly.

  • FILE: Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi. Picture: AFP

    UN worried as DR Congo struggles with political crisis

    The United Nations has sounded a warning about a brewing political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a long-running impasse between President Felix Tshisekedi and supporters of his predecessor Joseph Kabila has reached a crucial point.