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Regional powers back Tshisekedi as DRC leader despite dispute

Apo - Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo's incoming president on Sunday, despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the African Union earlier warning of "serious doubts" over the result.

DR Congo slaps down AU call to suspend final vote result

Apo - DR Congo rebuked the African Union on Friday over its calls to suspend the announcement of final results from presidential elections, insisting that the Constitutional Court assessing the vote's legality was impartial.

AU seeks delay in final announcement of DR Congo vote results

Addis Ababa - The African Union called Thursday for the final announcement of last month's disputed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be suspended due to "serious doubts".

UN urges DR Congo to respect election outcome

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday called on all players in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the outcome of landmark elections as doubt persisted over results announced by election authorities.

DR Congo presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

Apo - The runner-up in DR Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

DR Congo presidential runner-up appeals against result: lawyer

Apo - Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

Russia, China push UN to stay out of DR Congo poll dispute

New York - Russia and China led calls at the United Nations Security Council on Friday for world powers to stay out of an election dispute in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo's shock vote result goes to Constitutional Court

Apo - The outcome of DR Congo's tempestuous presidential election appeared to be headed for the courts Friday after the poll's runner-up said he would demand a recount.

Instability risk high in DR Congo after vote result: analysts

Apo - DR 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.

France says DR Congo runner-up is apparent winner

Paris - France on Thursday challenged the outcome of DR 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.

Opposition's Tshisekedi declared winner of DRC presidential poll

Apo - Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-awaited presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the electoral commission said Thursday, paving the way for the country's first handover of power in 18 years. "Having gained... 38.

DRC opposition chief wins vote as rival cries foul

Apo - Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared the victor of DR Congo's controversial presidential election in a surprise result swiftly denounced by his rival as a "coup".

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

Apo - 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.

South Africa pushes UN to postpone DR Congo meeting

New York - 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, diplomats said.

DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

Apo - The DR 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.

UN Security Council meets on DR Congo vote

New York - The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Friday to discuss the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo as world powers awaited results.

DR Congo Catholic Church knows who won election, urges 'truth'

Apo - DR Congo's powerful Roman Catholic Church on Thursday said it knows who has won a much-delayed presidential vote and urged the electoral commission to publish the "truth".

DR Congo election panel may delay provisional results

Apo - The Democratic Republic of Congo's election commission may have to postpone publication of provisional results for a long-awaited presidential vote, the panel's chairman told AFP on Thursday."We are working around the clock.

DR Congo curbs French radio station RFI in tension vote

Apo - DR Congo on Wednesday said it had pulled accreditation for a French radio journalist and cut off the station's broadcasts amid tensions over the counting of votes in crucial elections.

Western powers urge DR Congo to restore Internet access

Apo - 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.

In pictures: DR Congo's landmark elections

Apo - Fears and frustration mingled with patience and optimism on Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo's voters turned out en masse for a historic presidential election.

Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay

Apo - After two years of delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo voted Sunday in presidential elections that will determine the future of Africa's notoriously unstable giant.

The three frontrunners in DR Congo's elections

Apo - Three men dominate the field of 21 candidates vying to become next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's second-largest nation:- Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary -Little known outside DRC circles, Shadary, 58, is a faithful supporter of Pres...

Volatile DR Congo braces for troubled election

Apo - One of the world's powder-keg countries faces a crunch test on Sunday when Democratic Republic of Congo heads into elections marred by delays, clashes and fears of polling-day chaos.

EU slams 'unjustified' DR Congo decision to expel envoy

Apo - The European Union on Thursday lashed out at DR Congo's decision to expel its ambassador, calling the move "completely unjustified", just three days before crucial elections in the vast central African country.

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

Apo - DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence.

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

Apo - DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence.

DR Congo orders week-long delay in troubled elections

Apo - DR Congo's troubled journey to elect a successor to President Joseph Kabila hit a fresh snag Thursday, three days before voting, as electoral supervisors ordered a week-long postponement after a fire destroyed polling equipment.

Risk of 'grave crimes' in Congo ahead of vote: ICC prosecutor

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor warned on Thursday of a risk of "grave crimes" in the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of elections scheduled for this weekend.

DR Congo election panel 'may postpone vote for a week'

Apo - Elections in Democratic Republic of Congo -- due to take place on Sunday -- may be postponed for a week, a senior electoral official has told AFP, after electronic voting machines were destroyed in a suspected arson attack on a warehouse last week.
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