African bloc urges world to respect DRC election process

2019-01-17 21:34

A grouping of African states is urging the international community to respect Democratic Republic of Congo's sovereignty and legal processes as its constitutional court is set to rule on a challenge to the presidential election results.

DRC's neighbours call for vote recount in troubled election

2019-01-14 12:05

DRC's neighbours are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability.

Instability risk high in DRC after vote result: analysts

2019-01-11 06:32

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.

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi wins DRC presidential vote

2019-01-10 06:30

DRC opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early on Thursday to the surprise of many, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging.

Security tight as DRC prepares to release 1st vote results

2019-01-09 14:11

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.

DRC election results could be counted in '24-48 hours': official

2019-01-09 09:01

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.

DRC opposition says candidate 'presumed winner' of vote

2019-01-08 18:14

A DRC opposition party is calling its candidate the "presumed winner" of the presidential election and indicates that Felix Tshisekedi has had contact with departing President Joseph Kabila "to prepare a peaceful and civilised transfer of power".

UN Security Council delays DRC session amid vote counting

2019-01-08 07:01

The UN Security Council has put off a planned session on DRC and its closely watched presidential election as the country continues waiting for delayed results

South Africa pushes UN to postpone DR Congo meeting

2019-01-07 19:02

The UN Security Council has postponed a key meeting on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at South Africa's request, after an announcement on the results was delayed, say diplomats.

US sends troops for possible 'violent' DRC vote protests

2019-01-06 07:30

On the eve of the first expected results of DRC's long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump says military personnel has deployed to central Africa to protect US assets from possible "violent demonstrations".


DRC court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

2019-01-15 15:00

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

Congolese in SA rejoicing at prospect of return to DRC after 'landmark' election

2019-01-12 21:11

Members of the Congolese diaspora living in the Western Cape are rejoicing at the prospect of a change of government in their native land, a spokesperson has said.

DRC's Kabila a 'partner in democratic change': Tshisekedi

2019-01-10 12:00

The winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's historic presidential poll has hailed long-term leader Joseph Kabila as a "partner in democratic change".

DRC's election was flawed. But it still offers signs of hope

2019-01-09 21:07

The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across east and central Africa, writes The Conversation.

DRC opposition candidate warns against 'disguising truth' of election

2019-01-09 10:20

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.

LATEST: DRC police gather outside electoral commission

2019-01-09 06:37

Anti-riot police are gathering outside Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission as the country awaits the first results of the presidential election.

Actor Ryan Gosling urges credible election results in DRC

2019-01-08 08:28

As the results for DRC's elections are awaited, US actor Ryan Gosling and activists with whom he has published a book about the central African country, have urged credible results that may bring stable governance to the country.

Pressure mounts on DRC to announce election outcome

2019-01-07 19:21

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.

DRC on edge as election results postponed

2019-01-06 12:00

DRC officials have 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.

DRC criticises Catholic church over election statements

2019-01-05 14:00

DRC's election commission has scolded the Catholic church for saying its data show a clear winner in Sunday's presidential election, asserting that the announcement could incite an "uprising".

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