ARTICLES RELATING TO DRC 2018 ELECTIONS

DRC towns vote in polls delayed by conflict, Ebola

2019-03-31 19:05

Voters in Beni and Butembo, towns in northeastern DRC ravaged by conflict and an Ebola epidemic, have taken part in long-delayed elections.

DRC's disputed presidential election

2019-01-24 15:13

Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president after an election fraught with delays and doubts.

US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DRC vote

2019-01-24 07:30

The United States has recognised Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.

In DRC, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power

2019-01-23 17:21

Felix Tshisekedi has emerged from his father's shadow to become Democratic Republic of Congo's next president.

DRC inauguration postponed, police stop opposition rally

2019-01-21 19:04

Democratic Republic of Congo's police have dispersed a gathering on Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokesperson said.

EU says 'doubts remain' over DRC election result

2019-01-21 11:29

The EU says that "doubts remain" over the result of the DRC's disputed election, after the country's highest court declared Felix Tshisekedi president, outraging opponents.

'Doubts' persist as region backs Tshisekedi as DRC president

2019-01-21 08:03

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as DR 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.

SA urges 'all parties' to accept Tshisekedi's DRC win

2019-01-20 18:05

South Africa has congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on becoming president-elect of DRC despite the African Union and EU warning of doubts over the result announced by the Constitutional Court.

DRC runner-up: Don't recognise Tshisekedi

2019-01-20 15:06

DRC's election runner-up Martin Fayulu is calling on the international community and the Congolese people to not recognise or obey the newly elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, calling himself the country's only legitimate leader.

DRC court confirms Tshisekedi winner of disputed presidential election

2019-01-20 07:24

DRC 's top court has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.

 

Kasai bishops endorse election of DRC's Tshisekedi

2019-01-28 08:00

Some Catholic bishops in the Kasai region of DRC have endorsed the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president, splitting with bishops in the rest of the country.

DRC's Tshisekedi: son, heir and unexpected president

2019-01-24 11:34

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.

DRC presidential inauguration set for Thursday

2019-01-23 19:40

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo's next president, sources have said in Kinshasa, ending uncertainty about when the ceremony would take place.

EU, AU urge DRC leader to unite country after tense polls

2019-01-23 15:54

The European Union and African Union has committed to work closely with Democratic Republic of Congo's president-elect Felix Tshisekedi, backing off reservations about the disputed vote.

President's inauguration in DRC may be postponed: party source

2019-01-21 16:13

The swearing-in of the newly-elected president of DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, may be postponed by two days until Thursday, a source in his coalition says.

DRC on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

2019-01-21 09:34

DRC on the brink of first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result

AU delays delegates' trip to Kinshasa over vote result

2019-01-21 05:43

The African Union has postponed sending a delegation to the DRC over the country's disputed presidential election after the Constitutional Court declared Felix Tshisekedi the victor, an AU spokesperson says.

DRC calm after court upholds election win of Tshisekedi

2019-01-20 17:17

Democratic Republic of Congo's capital is calm, with residents attending church after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi.

SADC congratulates DRC poll winner

2019-01-20 15:06

The Southern African Development Community has congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and the DRC for conducting elections in a peaceful manner "despite the security and logistical challenges".

Party of declared DRC vote winner rejects AU intervention

2019-01-19 20:52

The party behind the declared winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election has rejected the AU's surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid "serious doubts" about the vote.

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