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UN urges DR Congo to respect election outcome

United Nations, United States | AFP | 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 opposition leader Martin Fayulu has lodged an appeal at the constitutional court after the …

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DR Congo runner-up to appeal to Constitutional Court

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The runner-up in DR Congo’s presidential elections said Friday he would appeal to the Constitutional Court for a recount as his bloc claimed he won the poll with 61 percent of the vote. “We will go to the Constitutional Court on Saturday… (to demand) a recount of the vote,” …

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DR Congo divided over opposition chief’s election

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | With DR Congo still reeling from the disputed victory of opposition challenger Felix Tshisekedi, the nation’s attention turned Friday to the results of the legislative elections to see who will control parliament for the next five years. In a country that has never known a peaceful transfer of power …

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Seven civilians, 3 soldiers killed in DR Congo attack: army

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Seven civilians and three soldiers were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday when a militia attacked a military post in the restive east of the country, the army said. The attack, in Beni region, was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist-rooted militia …

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Warnings to DR Congo mount as election deadline looms

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Europe and Africa heaped pressure on DR Congo on Friday, urging it to respect voters’ wishes in key presidential elections as a deadline for unveiling the outcome loomed. Expectations are mounting that electoral overseers will delay publication of provisional results due by Sunday — …

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Six killed in plane crash in DR Congo election flight

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Six people were killed when a plane chartered by DR Congo’s election commission crashed near Kinshasa airport, sources said Friday. The Antonov 26 crashed Thursday as it was about to land after delivering election material to Tshikapa in the centre of the country, a …

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UN Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania | UN | A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers …

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