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COMMENT: The road ahead for the DRC

To secure the political transition Tshisekedi will have to reach out to presidents Kagame, Museveni COMMENT : ADITI LALBAHADUR | Project Syndicate | In the early hours of January 10, election authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo finally announced that Félix Tshisekedi, leader of the opposition Union for Democracy and …

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DR Congo ushers in new era, Tshisekedi falls ill

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections. Tshisekedi took the oath of office before receiving the national flag and a copy of the …

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DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll tonight

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s top court said it will give its verdict Saturday on the final election results which have been challenged both internationally and at home, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement. The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an …

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DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | 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. Preliminary results, scheduled for release Sunday, will now come out only next …

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DRC cuts internet to avoid ‘uprising’ after vote

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western …

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