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.