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Catholic bishops endorse election of DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi

Some Catholic bishops in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday endorsed the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president, splitting with bishops in the rest of the country.
Marcel Utembi

Catholic Church seeks UN help in DR Congo election

The Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the UN Security Council to call on the country's election commission to publish data from the polling and counting stations set up for a December 30 presidential election.
Donatien Nshole

Catholic Church rejects DR Congo election result

The provisional result of the December’s presidential election, naming opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as winner of DR Congo presidential election has been rejected by the Catholic Church.

France says DR Congo runner-up is apparent winner

France on Thursday challenged the outcome of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was "not consistent" with the results and that his rival Martin Fayulu appeared to have won.
Martin Fayulu

DRC opposition candidate warns against ‘disguising truth’ of election

Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu warned electoral authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday not to "disguise the truth of the polls", as tensions mounted over delayed election results.
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Official: DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’

Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Pressure mounts on DR Congo over election outcome

Public and diplomatic pressure mounted Monday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of December 30 elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Tense wait for election results in volatile DR Congo

A week after crucial elections to replace long-term president Joseph Kabila, the DR Congo was on tenterhooks Sunday with no date for the announcement of delayed results and just over half of ballots counted.
President of the Commission Electorale Nationale Independante (CENI), Corneille Nangaa

DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

The Democratic Republic of Congo officials on Saturday delayed the announcement of preliminary results from a crucial presidential election, amid growing pressure from world powers and the influential Catholic church to respect voters' wishes.
Congolese National Police arrest a man in Goma, on December 27, 2018, during a demonstration against the postponement, announced the day before by the Congolese national committee, of the general elections in this area because of the Ebola outbreak and the mass killings of civilians in this trouble part of DRC. – Already postponed three times, the elections are due to bring the curtain down on the era of President Joseph Kabila, in charge of the vast mineral-rich country for nearly 18 turbulent years. (Photo by PATRICK MEINHARDT / AFP)

DR Congo on edge as deadline for election result looms

DR Congo was on edge Saturday, just 24 hours ahead of a deadline for announcing preliminary results from last week’s crucial presidential election as world powers heaped pressure on Kinshasa to respect voters’ wishes.
Congo election

UN Security Council to meet on DRC elections

The UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on Friday on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Election: DR Congo cuts internet services to avert crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Western powers urge DR Congo to restore Internet

Leading western powers on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet access, which operators say was cut on government orders a day earlier following presidential elections.
Joseph Kabila

Joseph Kabila move in DR Congo triggers relief, but uncertainty remains

By announcing he is formally stepping aside after 17 years in power, President Joseph Kabila has eased tensions in DR Congo but the volatile country remains gripped by uncertainty ahead of elections due at the end of the year.

Kidnappers demand $500,000 for DRC priest

The kidnappers of a Catholic priest abducted in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend are demanding $500 000 for his release, the church said on Tuesday.

Catholic church presses on with planned Sunday march in DR Congo

The Roman Catholic community leaders planning a peaceful march on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo have said they will go ahead with the protest despite a lack of approval from Kinshasa authorities.

US ‘deeply concerned’ over DR Congo’s deadly political crisis

The United States has reacted to political ongoings in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) expressing concern at what it said was disproportionate use of force by security agencies.

DR Congo bans marches over delayed polls

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday banned rallies due this week in the capital Kinshasa over the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila despite global concern over a crackdown.

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