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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 prepares to install Tshisekedi as president

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo was on Monday making plans to install Felix Tshisekedi as its new president this week after a long and bitter election whose outcome was disputed by the runner-up and shunned by many western nations. The ceremony, which looks likely to happen on …

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African support grows for Tshisekedi as DR Congo president

Arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this afternoon to attend the Africa Union heads of state high level consultation meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. — Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) January 17, 2019 Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  African nations on Sunday began recognising Felix …

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African Union cancels delegation to Kinshasa over vote result

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The African Union has cancelled a delegation to the DR Congo over the country’s disputed presidential election after the Constitutional Court declared Felix Tshisekedi the victor, an AU source said Sunday. At a summit on Thursday, AU leaders had cited “serious doubts” about the election …

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S.Africa urges ‘all parties’ to accept Tshisekedi DRC win

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa on Sunday congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on becoming president-elect of DR Congo following a Constitutional Court ruling, despite the African Union and EU warning of doubts over the country’s disputed election result. “President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Mr Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo,” the presidency …

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DR Congo: Key dates since independence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Key dates in the post-independence history of the Democratic Republic of Congo: – End of Belgian rule – On June 30, 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and his prime minister, Patrice Lumumba. Rivalry between the …

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