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KINSHASA, Congo | Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 12, 2019—Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu on Saturday said he has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.” He could be risking more than a court refusal. Congo’s electoral commission president Corneille Nangaa has said there are only two … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

KINSHASA, Congo | Catholic church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 10, 2019— Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its 40,000 observers at all polling stations across the troubled country. The church refused to name its “clear winner,” but diplomats … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Catholic church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congolese dance, cheer at opposition’s win

KINSHASA, Congo  —January 09, 2019—  The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Scores of Congolese are dancing and cheering outside the electoral commission at 3:30 in the morning after opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner of the presidential election. This is the first time the vast country has seen … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congolese dance, cheer at opposition’s win

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo says opposition’s Tshisekedi wins election

KINSHASA, Congo  —January 09, 2019—  The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 3:10 a.m. Congo’s electoral commission says opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election as the vast country braces for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, had not been widely considered the leading … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo says opposition’s Tshisekedi wins election