presidential election results

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 18, 2019— 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 … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo runner-up claims victory, will file election challenge

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 11, 2019—Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61 percent of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church’s observers. Fayulu spoke to hundreds of supporters who gathered in … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo runner-up claims victory, will file election challenge

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Police, military seen near Congo opposition area

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 10, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s presidential election results. All times local: 7:35 p.m. As night falls in Congo, scores of police with automatic rifles and tear gas launchers are positioned along a road in the capital leading to Limete, a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu. Fayulu has alleged presidential election fraud … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Police, military seen near Congo opposition area

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: AU urges peaceful ‘consensus’ over Congo vote

KINSHASA, Congo  — Jan 10, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s presidential election results. All times local: 2:50 p.m. The head of the African Union Commission says he takes note of the official results of Congo’s disputed presidential election but like others is not issuing congratulations to the winner. Moussa Faki Mahamat in a statement urges that … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: AU urges peaceful ‘consensus’ over Congo vote

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: South Africa urges Congo to finalize results

KINSHASA, Congo— Jan 10, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s presidential election results. All times local: 1:55 p.m. Congo’s Catholic church says official presidential election results do not agree with the outcome that its 40,000 observers compiled in recording the results posted at all polling stations. The church had the largest election observer mission. Its secretary general, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: South Africa urges Congo to finalize results

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: French foreign minister doubts on Congo results

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 10, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s presidential election results. All times local: 11:10 a.m. The advocacy group The Enough Project warns that Felix Tshisekedi’s victory in Congo’s presidential election, as announced by the electoral commission, may be challenged. Sasha Lezhnev, deputy director of Enough Project, which focuses on Africa, said the official … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: French foreign minister doubts on Congo results

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo delays Sunday’s election for months in Ebola zone

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s already long-delayed election set for Sunday will be postponed for months in certain communities where a deadly Ebola virus outbreak has infected hundreds of people, the country’s electoral commission announced Wednesday. The election in Beni and Butembo in North Kivu province, and Yumbi in Mai-Ndombe province, will be in March instead, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo delays Sunday’s election for months in Ebola zone

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Anxious Zimbabwe awaits presidential election results

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Angry opposition supporters gathered outside Zimbabwe’s electoral commission and were met by riot police on Wednesday as the country awaited the results of Monday’s presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The ruling ZANU-PF party has won a majority of seats in Parliament, the electoral commission announced. … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Anxious Zimbabwe awaits presidential election results