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Togo election: President’s camp claims victory, challenger disagrees

Supporters of Togo President Faure Gnassingbe claimed Sunday that he had won re-election after his main challenger said he could stage an upset despite “revelations of fraud”.
Faure Gnassingbe

Six candidates to run against Togo president in February vote

Six candidates will run against Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe in a presidential election next month, the Constitutional Court said Friday.

Chad begs Nigeria for support in conducting elections

Vice Chairman of the Chadian Electoral Commission, CENI, Adam Mahmadu, has sought the assistance of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in conducting elections in his country, lamenting that most of the countries it had expected support from had shunned its overtures.
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani declared winner of Mauritania presidential election

Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared the official winner Monday of presidential elections in Mauritania that opposition candidates claim were unfair.
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Mauritania’s Mohamed Cheikh El-Ghazouani declares himself winner of presidential poll

The presidential candidate for Mauritania’s ruling party, Mohamed Cheikh El-Ghazouani, has declared himself the winner of the country’s general elections on Saturday night in the first round, while the results were still being compiled.
Mauritania’s biggest Islamist party Tawassoul’s candidate, Former Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar expressed his concerns for the elections and hopes of the process not being “sullied by vice”.

Opposition parties in Mauritania call for transparency as elections kick off

Presidential candidates from the opposition parties in Mauritania have called for transparency in the electoral process as voting kicked off on Saturday.
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Mauritanians head to polls after low-key campaign

Voters in the West African state of Mauritania were called to the polls on Saturday after a campaign dominated by the country's economy and appeals to preserve its hard-won stability
Azali Assoumani

Nineteen people set to challenge Comoran president at polls

Nineteen candidates have registered in Comoros to challenge outgoing President Azali Assoumani at the polls on March 24, officials said on Thursday.
Felix Tshisekedi

‘Doubts’ persist as region backs Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo president

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as Democratic Republic of Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.
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DR Congo’s Martin Fayulu asks ICC to reject top court ruling, declares himself legitimate...

Martin Fayulu, an opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared himself as the only legitimate president of the country on Sunday.
Martin Fayulu

Martin Fayulu defies Congo top court, declares himself president

Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu rejected a court ruling on Sunday that his rival won a presidential election, declaring himself president in a move that could stoke further unrest.
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

DR Congo court declares Tshisekedi winner of disputed elections

DR Congo's top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.
Martin Fayulu

DR Congo court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

DR Congo's Constitutional Court said it would start hearing Tuesday an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.

SADC urges DR Congo unity govt, vote recount

An African regional bloc on Sunday called for a unity government in Democratic Republic of Congo following disputed presidential elections, while also urging a recount of the ballots.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo: Pro-Joseph Kabila parties win majority in parliament

Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to the tally of results released Saturday.
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.
Felix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi declared winner of Congo election

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of 30 December presidential election, a result that sets the stage for the country’s first democratic transfer of power.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 a voter casts his ballot at a polling station in the popular district of Victoire, in Kinshasa, during the DR Congo’s general elections. – The United States on January 3, 2019 demanded that the Democratic Republic of Congo release “accurate” election results, warning of sanctions on anyone who undermines the fledgling democracy. “On December 30, millions of Congolese went peacefully to the polls. Now is the time for (authorities) to affirm that these votes were not cast in vain by ensuring the accurate reporting of election results,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

Hopes rise that DR Congo’s elections are in home stretch

Hopes rose on Wednesday that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s election saga may have turned a corner after opposition leaders reached out to President Joseph Kabila.

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