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Congo inauguration postponed; Police stop opposition rally

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said. Dozens of people gathered outside his coalition’s headquarters in Kinshasa before police arrived and cancelled the event, said Eve Bazaiba. “Our headquarters (HQ) was besieged, our activists began to gather, […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, KINSHASA, KINSHASA Congo, Martin Fayulu, Eve Bazaiba


DR Congo election: African leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

The presidents of South Africa and Kenya congratulate Felix Tshisekedi after last month's disputed poll.
Tags: News, South Africa, Kenya, Congo, Tshisekedi, Felix Tshisekedi


Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election result

Congo's political standoff deepend on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader. As Mr Tshisekedi's supporters celebrated the ruling in the streets of Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, runner-up Martin Fayulu said the decision had opened the way to a “constitutional coup d'etat”, raising fears of more violence. Rwandan President P...
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DR Congo election: Fayulu calls for non-violent protests

Martin Fayulu urges non-violent action after a court ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won the presidential poll.
Tags: News, Congo, Martin Fayulu, Felix Tshisekedi, Fayulu


Congo’s court upholds election victory of Felix Tshisekedi

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s residents headed to church Sunday and the capital was calm after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential victory of Felix Tshisekedi and runner-up Martin Fayulu called for non-violent protests against the ruling. Tshisekedi said early Sunday that the court’s decision to reject claims of electoral fraud and declare him president […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, Constitutional Court, Tshisekedi, KINSHASA Congo, Martin Fayulu, Felix Tshisekedi


Congo’s court upholds victory of Felix Tshisekedi

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s Constitutional court confirmed the victory of Felix Tshisekedi, dismissing the claims of massive vote fraud by runner-up Martin Fayulu. Tshisekedi’s supporters celebrated the court decision, announced early Sunday, by driving their motorcycles and cars in a procession through Kinshasa. Later the capital city was quiet, with people attending church. Other […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, KINSHASA Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, Martin Fayulu Tshisekedi, Kinshasa Later the capital city


Congo presidential runner-up rejects court ruling and declares himself president-elect

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu rejected a court ruling Saturday that upheld his defeat in the country's presidential election, instead declaring himself president-elect.
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Congo Court Affirms Results of Contested Presidential Election

The court backed an electoral commission’s result showing that the opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi was the winner, rejecting a challenge from the runner-up.
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, African Union, Politics And Government, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Felix Tshisekedi


DR Congo court upholds Tshisekedi presidential election win

The court rejects an appeal against Etienne Tshisekedi's victory launched by his defeated rival.
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DR Congo court upholds election result

DR Congo court rejects opposition appeal against presidential election result, upholding victory of Felix Tshisekedi
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Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects AU intervention

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The party behind the declared winner of Congo’s presidential election is rejecting the African Union’s surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid “serious doubts” about the vote. The secretary-general of Felix Tshisekedi’s Union for Democracy and Social Progress party accuses mining lobbyists of seeking to destabilize Congo and loot […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, African Union, KINSHASA Congo


African Union calls for suspension of DR Congo election results announcement

The African Union has "serious doubts" about the provisional election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is asking that country to suspend the announcement of the final vote counts for the December 30 elections.
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Ebola cases in Congo expected to double amid fears outbreak could cross borders

With health system at breaking point, uncertainty over how virus is being transmitted prompt fears it could range beyond DRCThe number of Ebola cases recorded each day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is expected to more than double, with concern mounting that uncertainty over how the virus is being transmitted could result in it spreading to neighbouring countries.On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its warning that there is a very high risk of the outbreak spread...
Tags: Ebola, Africa, World news, Global development, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Health Organization WHO, Drc, Uganda Rwanda, Global Health


African Leaders Want Congo To Delay Its Presidential Inauguration

The African Union is calling on the Democratic Republic of the Congo to hold off declaring final results of the disputed presidential election. African leaders have "serious doubts" about the results.
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AU: 'Serious doubts' over DR Congo vote

The organisation wants final results to be suspended because of concerns over irregularities.
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Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results. But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for Congo’s government to suspend the announcement of final results, citing “serious doubts” about the vote. Declared runner-up Martin Fayulu […]
Tags: News, World, Nation, Congo, African Union, KINSHASA Congo, Martin Fayulu


The African Union Urged Congo to Suspend the Presidential Election Results

The continental body’s surprise request comes as Congo’s highest court considers a bid to overturn the outcome
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Congo, Overnight, Onetime, Presidential Election Results, African Union Urged Congo


Ebola deaths top 400 in Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is continuing unabated in the new year. Probable patients topped 650 and deaths surpassed 400, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
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Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is continuing unabated in the new year. Probable patients topped 650 and deaths surpassed 400, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
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UN: At least 890 killed in December clashes in Congo

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says “credible sources” indicate that at least 890 people were killed last month during three days of clashes among villages in western Congo. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. human rights chief, said the perpetrators should be brought to justice over such “shocking violence” that erupted between the Banunu […]
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Congo’s Constitutional Court Begins Presidential Election Appeals Hearing

The court must rule on the appeal by Saturday
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Onetime


Congo President Didn’t Run for Re-election, but He’s Still in Control

In the absence of intense international pressure or a public uprising, neither of which seems imminent, the outgoing president may be outgoing in name only.
Tags: Elections, News, Congo, Martin, FELIX, Joseph, Kabila, Tshisekedi, Roman Catholic Church, Southern African Development Community, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Fayulu


Southern African bloc calls for recount of Congo's presidential vote

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called for a recount of the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential election.
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Asylum seeker who fled DR Congo returns to Swansea

Otis Bolamu sought asylum in Swansea after friends told him he was suspected of spying in his homeland.
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Congo’s Neighbors Call for a Vote Recount Following the Turbulent Presidential Election

The declared runner-up, Martin Fayulu, has also challenged the official results
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Congo, Martin Fayulu, Overnight, Onetime


Congo’s neighbors call for vote recount in troubled election

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s neighbors are calling for a recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible chaos. The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put new pressure on President Joseph Kabila’s government to find a solution to the […]
Tags: News, Nation, Congo, Joseph Kabila, KINSHASA Congo


DR Congo election: Sadc proposes unity government

Southern Africa regional body Sadc says similar political deals have been made in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Tags: News, Kenya, Congo, SADC


Congo runner-up says country’s ruling party is desperate

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, who is challenging his election loss in court, says the government deployed armed soldiers around his headquarters because of the ruling party’s “desperation.” Fayulu is legally challenging his defeat, saying that he won 61 percent of the vote, citing figures compiled by the Catholic Church’s 40,000 […]
Tags: News, Nation, Catholic Church, Congo, KINSHASA Congo, Martin Fayulu, Fayulu


Congo presidential runner-up asks court to order election recount

The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential election, Martin Fayulu, said Saturday that he had asked the country's Constitutional Court to order a full recount.
Tags: Cnn, Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Constitutional Court, Martin Fayulu



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