At least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo flew to Kinshasa on Friday to meet with President Joseph kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo over security issues that have strained relations between the two countries.
A UN plane crashed on Monday at Kinshasa N’djili airport. The plane, originating from Kisangani in the north-eastern Orientale province, crashed as it was trying to land during torrential rain in Kinshasa.
Three of the four teams representing the Democratic Republic of Congo in African club competitions have advanced to the knockout stages.