A US$600 million project to revamp the Democratic Republic of the Congo's colonial-era railway system is launched in the capital Kinshasa, primarily funded by the World Bank and China.
Belgian authorities order DNA tests of children recently adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo following reports that several parents thought they were sending their children to a Kinshasa holiday camp not an orphanage.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa meets with President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo in Kinshasa, praising him for his "respect for the constitution" by agreeing to step down and not take part in the upcoming December 2018 Congolese general election.
A military transport plane crashes after take-off from N'djili Airport in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all 12 Russian crew members. [https:--www.msn.com-en-au-news-world-military-plane-crash-in-congo-kills-dozens-ar-AAsEEnZ (Deutsche Welle via MSN)]date=September 2019
A day after street violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between protesters opposed to President Joseph Kabila and security forces left at least 44 dead, armed men in military uniforms burn down the headquarters of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) in Kinshasa, DR Congo, killing at least two people.
The party of Democratic Republic of the Congo politician Étienne Tshisekedi says he has been placed under house arrest in Kinshasa since he claimed to have won the presidential election earlier this year.