On eve of leaving, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila urged the nation to “massively” support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election.
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Eager for peace some Congolese welcome President-elect Felix Tshisekedi to power, even if alleged election rigging may have led to his victory.
By all official measures, Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But would the president elect be able to govern?
Congo’s capital was calm Sunday with residents attending church after Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi.
The human rights issues of 2018 have spilled over into current events, particularly DRC and Zimbabwe, which had troubled elections in 2018 — stood out.
Congo’s Court early Sunday declared election of Felix Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud.
After a poll that has been widely criticized for irregularities and delays, tensions are running high. Several African bodies are calling for a recount.
A southern African regional bloc urged officials in Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday to recount the votes of its recent contested presidential election.
Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, who is challenging his election loss in court, says the ruling party is desperate.
DRC opposition candidate Martin Fayulu challenges election results in court, claiming he defeated opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi by a wide margin.