The agreement reached by Congolese political parties aims to have transitional government in place by March next year
A deal could be a breakthrough for a country that has not seen a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgian colonial rule in 1960.
Following deadly protests in the country on Tuesday, the Roman Catholic bishops leading peace talks say a deal must be struck 'before Christmas'.
Congo official flags budget worries over already delayed election
After the September crackdowns the EU, the UN and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) should have pressed pause on their support.
More than 80% reject changing the Constitution to allow him to stay on and none of his inner circle commands any significant support.
Governing coalition and smaller parties delay elections for 18 months, heightening suspicions that President Kabila will not let go of power.
The announcement is likely to stoke political tensions after at least 50 people died last week in the capital Kinshasa.
The DRC is shellshocked after a peaceful protest turned deadly, yet its president remains invisible.
The unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo started on Monday after its election commission decided to try to postpone the next presidential vote.
At least 64 bodies recovered near Beni town in North Kivu, but local authorities warn death toll could rise.
Kabila takes out a rival: DR Congo political crisis escalates with arrest warrant for presidential hopeful Katumbi
The crackdown on Katumbi mirrors repression by other leaders in the region like in Burundi and Uganda
Ahead of Wednesday burial, DRC president Kabila gives 'rumba king' Papa Wemba posthumous top national honours
Flamboyant Papa Wemba collapsed on stage while performing at a festival in Ivory Coast on April 24. He died before reaching hospital
Country's ruling coalition wins landslide in elections for governors, as president yet to announce, or reject, third term bid...cogs may be moving.
Hammer week: UN judges find Bemba, Karadzic guilty, but three big African war criminals still at large
Uganda rebel chief Kony, Rwanda genocide mastermind Kabugo, and Sudan’s president Bashir continue to elude international 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.
On visit to Rwanda, US minister repeats criticism of Kagame’s bid to extend rule – and an opposing view
“Few things are more important to an enterprise’s long-term viability than transition planning”
“...they forced us to have abortions...kicked our stomachs to kill the foetuses. One wanted to cut my stomach open to check the foetus was dead"