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Congo Postpones Presidential Inauguration in Wake of Election Controversy

(KINSHASA, Congo) — 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 canceled the event, said Eve Bazaiba. “Our headquarters (HQ) was besieged, our activists began to gather, we…
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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.
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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 […]
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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 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 […]
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US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States ambassador to Congo says 20 days without internet in the country are "20 days too many" and that access cut off just after the disputed presidential election "needs to be restored now."Ambassador... [Author: [email protected]]
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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...
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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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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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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 […]
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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
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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, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.
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Heart of Darkness Animated Feature Lands Three Lead Voice Actors

Heart of Darkness animated feature lands three lead voice actors Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella famously served as the blueprint for Francis Ford Copolla’s 1979 Vietnam movie Apocalypse Now, and now it’s getting an animated adaptation all its own. According to The Hollywood Reporter actors Michael Sheen (Apostle, Masters of Sex), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Andrew Scott (Spectre, Sherlock) have all signed on to lend their voices to the project. PB = PB || ...
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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.
Tags: Cnn, Congo, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Ministry of Health


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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Ford and IBM among quartet in Congo cobalt blockchain project

Carmaker Ford, technology giant IBM, South Korean cathode maker LG Chem and China's Huayou Cobalt have joined forces in the first blockchain project to monitor cobalt supplies from Democratic Republic of Congo.
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‘Black Earth Rising’ Trailer: Michaela Coel Tries to Solve the Mystery of Her Past

I bet you didn’t see this coming: Netflix has a new original series! Of course, I’m just funning – Netflix always has a new original series these days. The streaming giant has more or less given up on adding other people’s movies and TV shows to their lineup, and are instead all-in on creating their own original content. Their latest is Black Earth Rising, a new limited series starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman. The series blends personal character drama with thriller undertones, resulting...
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‘The Widow’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Looks for Her Missing Husband in New Amazon Series

After the success of Julia Roberts’ Homecoming, it seems like all the big projects starring high-profile actresses are starting to come out of the woodwork at Amazon. The latest Amazon series, The Widow, is an eight-episode thriller starring Kate Beckinsale as a woman whose “late” husband may not be so dead after all. Watch The Widow trailer below. The Widow Trailer The Widow follows Georgia Wells (Beckinsale) who has cut herself off from her previous life following her husband’s myster...
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Congo’s Constitutional Court Begins Presidential Election Appeals Hearing

The court must rule on the appeal by Saturday
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23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but they’re still not perfect

23andMe, co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest update, featuring interactive ancestry details, cultural insights about food, art, language, and the option to order a physical ancestry book. Starting today, customers will be able to see more granular ancestry results from more than 1,000 regions, as well as 33 population-specific pages about cultural information. Before this update, 23andMe simply said I was 12 percent Brtish and Irish. Now, it’s able to break down where in ...
Tags: Health, TC, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Genetics, Ireland, Cameroon, Congo, DNA testing, 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, University of Kansas, Ogun State, Department of Anthropology