The Democratic Republic of Congo cannot afford a power vacuum as these are seldom filled by anything good.
There are few obvious opposition leaders to assume Tshisekedi's leadership role.
After the September crackdowns the EU, the UN and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) should have pressed pause on their support.
Governing coalition and smaller parties delay elections for 18 months, heightening suspicions that President Kabila will not let go of power.
Power is supposed to be delivered to South Africa by 2020, and an agreement with Nigeria is set to be signed next month
For the past decade the area has been mined by restive local diggers controlled by armed groups
Country's ruling coalition wins landslide in elections for governors, as president yet to announce, or reject, third term bid...cogs may be moving.
Chief prosecutor says verdict a 'very important day for international criminal justice'.
Rivals says the crowded election programme will be used to postpone November’s presidential vote and allow Kabila to remain in power
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.
UPDATE: US faults Rwandan move to allow Kagame third term; door open for him to be president until 2034
"We expect Kagame to follow through on the commitments he has made previously to foster a new generation of leaders in Rwanda".
One needs so many documents to move around DRC, that one will almost always not have them all – and so have to pay a bribe to move on.
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.
"MONUSCO pounded a village essentially made up of civilians", said governor Paluku.
A quick round-up of the last few days to bring you up to speed on a continent that is never dull--all in one go.
The dark suits from New York have been visiting, and the numbers look glossy. Is the much-maligned giant rousing itself?
At least 76 albinos in Tanzania have been murdered since 2000, with their dismembered body parts going for $600 and entire bodies fetching $75,000.
Three new cases of rape by a MINUSCA contingent from the DR Congo came to light this week. Morocco and Burundi too accused.
What next, citizens of these nations keep asking themselves. No one seems to know.