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Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

KINSHASA Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations. | Video

Congo rejects African Union demand to delay final election result

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.

World, Africa, Jan 18 2019

How Kabila's election strategy unraveled in Congo

KINSHASA In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World, Africa Jan 18 2019

China Moly to increase stake in Congo's Tenke copper mine to 80 percent

HONG KONG China Molybdenum Co Ltd said on Friday it had agreed to buy a holding company for $1.14 billion in order to increase its control in Democratic Republic of Congo's massive Tenke copper mine.

China, Jan 18 2019

African Union cites 'serious doubts', urges delay to final Congo election result

ADDIS ABABA/KINSHASA The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

World, Africa Jan 17 2019

Ethnic violence in Congo killed nearly 900 over a few days in December

GENEVA At least 890 people are believed to have been killed over three days in December in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Wednesday, and it warned that the toll could be higher still.

World, United Nations, Africa, Jan 16 2019

Runner-up in Congo poll dispute launches court appeal

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.

World, Africa, United Nations Jan 15 2019

Congo under mounting foreign pressure for vote recount

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.

World, Africa Jan 14 2019

Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety

LONDON, Jan 14 Global health teams battling the world's second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control.

World, Health, Africa Jan 14 2019

Congo should recount presidential election vote - Southern African bloc

KINSHASA An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganized presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest.

World, Africa, Jan 13 2019
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Lethal pipeline blast sharpens focus on Mexico fuel theft plan

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 73 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.