10th Apr, 2017Bruno Tshibala is new controversial PM

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila has appointed Bruno Tshibala as his new Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Samy Badibanga resigned on 6th April. Tshibala was […] more ->

21st Dec, 2016New government as President exceeds term of office

Within minutes of his term of office expiring on Monday, President Joseph Kabila Kabange, promulgated a decree appointing a new government of ‘national unity’ which he hopes will survive until […] more ->

18th Nov, 2016Samy Badibanga is named Prime Minister

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has named an opposition leader as his new prime minister in line with the Conakry Agreement drawn up in October. […] more ->

15th Nov, 2016PM resigns to satisfy opposition demands

Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resigned his post as part of a national dialogue framework agreement which requires that an opposition leader […] more ->

17th Sep, 2015Two ministers dismissed

President Joseph Kabila has dismissed two of his ministers following a spat over whether he is eligible to stand for a third term later next year. Pierre Lumbi, Special Counsellor […] more ->

15th Sep, 2015IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Congo Kinshasa

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with the Democratic Republic of the Congo Press Release No. 15/410 September 11, 2015 On September 02, 2015, the Executive Board of […] more ->

8th Dec, 2014President announces Cabinet of National Unity

Democratic Republic of Congo President, Joseph Kabila, announced a government of national unity on Sunday. The new government will be led by the current Prime Minister, Augustin Matata Ponyo, and […] more ->

13th Dec, 2013M23 and DRC sign peace deal

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as Congo-Kinshasa has signed a peace deal with the M23 rebel group which was beaten in a short and sharp engagement […] more ->

6th Nov, 2013M23 defeated

Following a two week long offensive by the Congolese Army and a new United Nations Intervention Brigade of around 3,000 troops, the M23 rebel force were finally driven out of […] more ->

29th Oct, 2013New government of national cohesion soon

Bloomberg has obtained a copy of a letter dated 24th October from Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo in which he states that President Joseph Kabila plans to create a new […] more ->