The DRC is shellshocked after a peaceful protest turned deadly, yet its president remains invisible.
Neglect of the north costs Kenya a pipeline deal, DR Congo's derelict interior keeps Kabila hanging on, and terror groups flourish in the vast Sahel
UPDATE: New Congo timetable extends Kabila's time in office as UN flags 'dramatic rise' in rights abuses
Investors on edge as a chart prepared by the elections commission shows it would be impossible to hold a presidential ballot this year.
Burundi crisis: Nkurunziza sits pretty, AU mediation effort in chaos, and a leaked UN memo paints bleak picture
Memo sees the UN as helpless, even as nightmare of a genocide such as in Rwanda in 1994, looms
Sources close to Etienne Tshisekedi's family say making the video was a difficult process and took almost four days.
DRC election chief departs unexpectedly; 'third term' bid president Kabila asks civil society to pick his replacement
Abbott Apollinaire Malu-Malu resigned for health reasons, but concerns rife that his exit is not what it looks like.
Government spokesman says call by leader's allies shows they have sided with the opposition hence their removal from the presidential majority.
The dark suits from New York have been visiting, and the numbers look glossy. Is the much-maligned giant rousing itself?
The president-for-life project in Africa seems to have become bolder, and is fighting back on the continent.
President Joseph Kabila is also seen to be considering a bid for a third term in elections set for next year.
Burundi chaos shows anger against long-time Africa rulers, but Big Men are as dead set to fight back – and stay
The ouster of Compaore by protestors in Burkina Faso could turn out to be a fluke. Africa's strongmen are still more likely to win than lose.
The argument until now has always been that when it comes to democracy, small is beautiful. Then came Togo, Benin, Burundi and Rwanda.
Burundi president poised to defy critics and contest for a third term; would be second African leader to do so this year
Ruling party says choice has been made, 'it will be Nkurunziza whatever the consequences'
The secret to securing more time to finish your presidential vision is not too complicated, as leaders are increasingly finding out.
As Kabila grows cold feet, huge rally for popular critic gives Burundi's third-term bid leader plenty to think about
President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced he will seek to stay on in June elections, but he may not have it so smooth.
Burundi president will run for third term in June, government warns protesters to stay off the streets
Pressure groups have called for the president to "take a lesson" from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo
'We have taken the country back 20 to 25 years': DR Congo grapples with official mobile services block
To hamper communications and curb further protests, the government ordered a block on phone messaging and the Internet.
Somalis in Soweto and Nairobi, Chinese in Congo and Zambia, local anger in Africa targets foreigners
From DRC, Kenya, to South Africa, some argue local competitors are "jealous" of the success of foreign traders - or even just "lazy".
After 42 deaths, in new twist DR Congo okays law allowing 2016 election as protestors declare 'victory'
Authorities restored Internet access in Kinshasa, 48 hours after they ordered it cut off as the unrest flared.