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KINSHASA, Congo | Supporters of Congo candidate gather to denounce ‘fraud’

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 11, 2019—Hundreds of supporters of spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu gathered in the capital on Friday to denounce what they called “the people’s stolen victory” in the presidential election. A heavy police presence was on hand as Fayulu was expected to speak. A businessman and vocal campaigner against Congo’s widespread corruption, Fayulu … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Supporters of Congo candidate gather to denounce ‘fraud’

KINSHASA, Congo |  Congo says Felix Tshisekedi wins presidential poll

KINSHASA, Congo  — Jan 10, 2019— Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the long-delayed, disorganized and controversial presidential election, in an announcement by the electoral commission early Thursday that surprised many, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo |  Congo says Felix Tshisekedi wins presidential poll

KINSHASA, Congo | Delays, frustrations as Congo presidential election unfolds

KINSHASA, Congo — Delays and confusion were reported across Congo on Sunday, marring the presidential election the country hoped would be its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960. Nearly 50 polling stations in the capital, Kinshasa, were idle for hours because lists of registered voters had not been delivered, electoral commission … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Delays, frustrations as Congo presidential election unfolds

SAO PAULO | The Latest: France’s Le Pen wishes luck to Bolsonaro

SAO PAULO — The Latest on Brazil‘s presidential election (all times local): 6 a.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has sent a message of encouragement to Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Le Pen wished Bolsonaro “good luck” via her official Twitter account Monday. She said he will have to “rectify the very fragile economic, security … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: France’s Le Pen wishes luck to Bolsonaro