A southern African regional bloc urged officials in Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday to recount the votes of its recent contested presidential election.
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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.
The runner-up of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election is dismissing the official results showing Felix Tshisekedi winning as a sham.
Riot police deployed at electoral commission headquarters in Kinshasa amid fears of a disputed result in a DC Congo presidential election.
As Congo anxiously awaits outcome of presidential election, many in the capital, say a delay is giving way for manipulations in favor of the ruling party.
A Congolese presidential candidate’s representatives have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila’s camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.
Actor Ryan Gosling and activists with whom he has published a book about the Central African country urged officials to announce a credible winner.
Democratic Republic of Congo officials say they are delaying the announcement of the results of its presidential election until some time later this week.
Widespread irregularities, voter suppression, and violence significantly marred elections on December 30, 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.