Congo’s already long-delayed election will be postponed for months in certain communities where deadly Ebola virus outbreak has infected hundreds of people.
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As Congo hurtles toward Sunday’s already troubled election, the opposition urged mobile phone companies to disable SIM cards provided for voting machines.
Government security forces across DR of Congo have forcibly dispersed opposition campaign rallies ahead of the December 23, 2018 national elections.
Kinshasa-based barber wants what top candidates have promised: a better life in a resource-rich nation with a shocking lack of basic services.
DR Congo will hold a presidential election Sunday that could lead to first democratic transfer of power, following decades marked by authoritarian rule.
U.N. H.C for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the latest eruption of violence against opposition rallies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thousands of voting machines and election materials to be used in Congo’s upcoming presidential election destroyed by early morning fire in Kinshasa.
Congo faces pivotal poll after 2 years of delays. Two main candidates are vying to replace Kabila, one is his handpicked successor and an opposition leader.
Nobel laureate Mukwege said Congo’s election this month could lead to conflict if not free, fair and peaceful, and evidence suggests they will not be.
Congo’s President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month’s election but he doesn’t rule out seeking the post again in the future.