President Felix Tshisekedi lifted a virus health emergency in place since March to allow all businesses to reopen. Officials in his coalition government accuse him of "dictatorial abuses" for appointments he made in the army and the judiciary.
Coronavirus has now infected over 15 million people and has killed more than 625,000. Here are the latest updates for July 22:
Juvenal Musabimana, also known by his nom de guerre Jean-Michel Africa, killed alongside four of his bodyguards following a firefight in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, army officials say.
The power-sharing agreement will see 23 members of the executive drawn from Tshisekedi's Direction For Change, and the remaining 42 from former president Joseph Kabila's Common Front for Congo.
The WHO says the renewed pledges of financial aid raised hopes the Ebola epidemic could be restrained after the outbreak was declared an international emergency earlier this month.
A demonstrator was shot at a banned march in the eastern city of Goma. Police forces try to break up marches in different cities of the country.
Authorities in western Congo said that at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake.
Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi declared mourning as 13 people are dead and 142 still missing from a passenger boat that sank on Lake Kivu.
New Congo President has pardoned about 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor Joseph Kabila Kabange.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president will have his hands full with nearly 13 million Congolese going hungry, numerous active militias in the eastern region and the world’s second deadliest Ebola outbreak.
New DRC President Felix Tshisekedi's speech has appealed for peace and tolerance in the long-turbulent country after the disputed December 30 election.
Despite the runner-up rival Martin Fayulu claiming a majority and the African Union asking the constitutional court to postpone the election results, Felix Tshisekedi is likely to be sworn in as DRC's new president in 10 days.
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