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Felix Tshisekedi, who takes over as Democratic Republic of Congo's new president on Thursday, is the son and heir of the country's veteran opposition leader but has never himself held high office.
Democratic Republic of Congo has finally delivered the result of its much-delayed presidential vote, but the risk of an explosion of violence in this notoriously unstable nation remains high, analysts say.
The candidate of Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, who came third in the official results, has through his spokesperson congratulated the winner, Felix Tshisekedi.
Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has warned electoral authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo not to "disguise the truth of the polls", as tensions mount over delayed election results.
Anti-riot police are gathering outside Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission as the country awaits the first results of the presidential election.
The Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo is warning the country's electoral commission that publishing untrue results of the presidential election could lead to a popular "uprising".
As votes are counted in DRC's long-delayed presidential election, the internet has been cut across the vast central African country, apparently to prevent social media speculation about the results
Amid rainy weather, Congo's outgoing President Joseph Kabila and his chosen successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, have voted in the country's presidential election
The EU has prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich central African country.
The AU Peace and Security Council is urging the EU to lift sanctions on Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor less than a month before a historic election.
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as Democratic Republic of Congo's next president, sources in Kinshasa have said, as outgoing President Joseph Kabila called for national unity.
DRC's ruling coalition says it has "taken note" of Felix Tshisekedi's provisional victory in the presidential elections but reserved the right to legally challenge its candidate's score.
Anti-riot police with water cannon and armoured vehicles are outside the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission ahead of the announcement of the first results of the presidential election.
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 says.
Public and diplomatic pressure is mounting mounted on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of December 30 elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.
At least 16 000 people have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbour after inter-communal clashes erupted last month in the southwest of the country, the UN says.
Three men dominate the field of 21 candidates vying to become next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's second-largest nation:
Workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have began preparations for long-awaited elections just two days away as a pre-vote protest called by the country's opposition appeared to fail.
The European Union is set next week to prolong sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.
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