Three of the city’s 26 districts were especially hit, causing widespread chaos and damage.
Fatalities occur as torrential rains trigger landslides in Lemba district of capital Kinshasa, officials giving provisional death toll say.
Eike Luedeling, a professor at the University of Bonn's Institute of Crop Sciences and Resource Conservation, says that reforestation should not be seen as a substitute for curbing emissions from using fossil fuels.
Restrictions on travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo would "impede our ability to effectively control" Ebola virus, Dr John N Nkengasong, a top health officer at African Union said.
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.
New DRC President Felix Tshisekedi's speech has appealed for peace and tolerance in the long-turbulent country after the disputed December 30 election.
Officials say it is "imperative" to shut down internet to allow counting and compiling votes in Democratic Republic of Congo. Opposition and leading Western powers, however, seek quick restoration of web access.
Sunday's elections went ahead after two years of delays and sporadic clashes in the notoriously unstable country.
Irregularities such as polling centres without the power to run voting machines, allegations of vote buying and election observers being kicked out of centres have marred the country's first democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.
Police use force to break demonstrations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over electoral commission's decision to exclude cities of Beni, Butembo and their surrounding areas from voting in Sunday's presidential election.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's election has been delayed for more than two years. Opposition parties have said they will not accept further delays of the vote to choose a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila.
St Joseph's Catholic Church, a staunch opponent of the ruling party in Kinshasa, calls for mass protests against any delay in Democratic Republic of Congo's crucial election set for December 30.
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