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Stanis Bujakera

Congo rejects African Union demand to delay final election result

Jan 18 2019

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo rejected on Friday an African Union demand to delay announcing final results from its presidential election, compounding the turmoil surrounding a vote that many fear could fan widespread unrest.

Runner-up in Congo poll dispute launches court appeal

Jan 15 2019

KINSHASA Lawyers for the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed election exhorted the nation's highest court on Tuesday to order a recount of a poll they say was rigged.

Congo under mounting foreign pressure for vote recount

Jan 14 2019

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo faced growing pressure from African neighbors and beyond on Monday for a recount of its contested presidential election in a dispute that threatens more violence in the volatile nation.

Congo ruling coalition wins legislative majority, constraining president-elect

Jan 12 2019

KINSHASA Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition won a majority in legislative elections, a coalition official said on Saturday, despite opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi's win in the presidential vote the same day. | Video

Congo election runner-up to press fraud dispute in court

Jan 11 2019

KINSHASA The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election said on Friday he in fact won a landslide victory with more than 60 percent of votes and will file a formal fraud complaint. | Video

Catholic Church rejects Congo vote result, loser decries 'coup'

Jan 10 2019

KINSHASA The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congo's presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a "coup", dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years of independence. | Video

Congo's president-elect steps out of father's shadow but doubts persist

Jan 10 2019

KINSHASA For most of his life, Felix Tshisekedi lived in the long shadow of his father Etienne, a firebrand veteran opposition leader in and out of prison and government over the course of a near 60-year career until his death in 2017.

Congo's president-elect steps out of father's shadow but doubts persist

Jan 10 2019

KINSHASA For most of his life, Felix Tshisekedi lived in the long shadow of his father Etienne, a firebrand veteran opposition leader in and out of prison and government over the course of a near 60-year career until his death in 2017.

Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi clinches surprise win in presidential election

Jan 10 2019

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of last month's chaotic presidential election, but the runner-up dismissed the outcome as an "electoral coup". | Video

Congo opposition campaign says talking with Kabila camp on transition

Jan 08 2019

KINSHASA A Congolese presidential candidate's representatives have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila's camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, they said on Tuesday.

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