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KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s neighbors call for vote recount in troubled election

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 14, 2019—Congo’s neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability. The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put new pressure on the government of outgoing President Joseph Kabila to find … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s neighbors call for vote recount in troubled election

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition wins majority in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 12, 2019— The ruling coalition of Congo’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila has won a large majority of seats in the national assembly. The electoral commission announced the results early Saturday. That sharply reduces the chances of dramatic reforms under the declared presidential election winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. The election runner-up accuses Tshisekedi … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition wins majority in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Hundreds stage protest vote in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 10:10 a.m. In Beni, one of the eastern cities where the voting was postponed until March, several hundred young people staged a protest vote, casting paper ballots. Many sang in Swahili, “Voting is our right and nobody can stop us.” Official voting will … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Hundreds stage protest vote in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Opposition candidate votes in Congo election

KINSHASA, Congo — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 8:40 a.m. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu voted in central Kinshasa at the Gombe Institute, the same polling station where outgoing President Joseph Kabila and ruling party candidate Emmanuel Shadary voted earlier. “It is the departure ticket for Kabila” said Fayulu as he cast … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Opposition candidate votes in Congo election

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo’s outgoing president Kabila votes

KINSHASA, Congo — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 8:00 a.m Amid rainy weather, Congo’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila and his chosen successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, have voted in the country’s presidential election. After voting, Kabila urged others to vote: “My message today to my compatriots is to come and vote for … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo’s outgoing president Kabila votes