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After 18 years in power, President Joseph Kabila dragged his feet in leaving office despite the 10-year term limit stipulated in the constitution.

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In spite of the ruling, Fajulu and his followers also alleged backroom deal by outgoing President Joseph Kabila to rig the vote in favour of Tshisekedi due to his party poor outing.

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Thursday rowed back on call earlier this week for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election.

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In a surprise statement last week, the African Union asked for the final results to be postponed because of “serious doubts” over the conduct of the election, raising fears that a protracted dispute could fan unrest in the volatile country of 80 m...

Reuters , Africa Jan 22, 2019
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US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DR Congo vote

The United States on Wednesday recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 24, 2019
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African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo’s president-elect Felix Tshisekedi received a chorus of congratulations from African leaders on Sunday and Monday in a growing sign that his disputed election win will not be questioned internationally.

EWN , South Africa Jan 21, 2019
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US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DRC vote

The United States on Wednesday recognised Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of Democratic Republic of Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019
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'Doubts' persist as region backs Tshisekedi as DRC president

Regional powers hailed Felix Tshisekedi on Sunday as Democratic Republic of Congo's incoming president despite claims by his opponents of an election stitch-up and the EU and African Union warning of doubts over the result.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 21, 2019
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DRC's Kabila urges unity on eve of new president's inauguration

The inauguration will be held at the Palace of the Nation, the seat of the presidency, starting at noon (1100 GMT), aides to Tshisekedi and Kabila said on Wednesday, ending uncertainty about when the ceremony would take place.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 24, 2019
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Tshisekedi: In the eye of an electoral storm

Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court yesterday declared Felix Tshisekedi president after disputed elections, outraging opponents who alleged a stitch-up as an African Union delegation prepared to head to the volatile country.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 21, 2019
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US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DR Congo vote

The United States on Wednesday recognised Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 23, 2019
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Tshisekedi: In the eye of an electoral storm

Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court yesterday declared Felix Tshisekedi president after disputed elections, outraging opponents who alleged a stitch-up as an African Union delegation prepared to head to the volatile country.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 21, 2019
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Kabila’s DRC rebuts African Union on vote, says court ‘independent’

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The Independent , Uganda Jan 18, 2019
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What next for the DRC after the disputed election?

If we are to believe the provisional results announced by the Congolese National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) on January 9, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi decisively won the presidential election with 36.6% of the votes.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 18, 2019
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AU seeks delay in final announcement of DR Congo vote results

, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 17 – The African Union called Thursday for the final announcement of last month’s disputed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be suspended due to “serious doubts”.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 18, 2019
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DRC calm after court upholds election win of Tshisekedi

The court judgment, released in the early hours of Sunday, said Fayulu offered no proof to back his assertions that he had won easily based on leaked data attributed the electoral commission.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 20, 2019
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Congo court upholds election win of Tshisekedi

The court judgment, released in the early hours of Sunday, said Fayulu offered no proof to back his assertions that he had won easily based on leaked data attributed the electoral commission.

The Observer , Uganda Jan 20, 2019
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DR Congo set for historic political transition

“The opposition has run out of recourse to challenge the election results and the threat of widespread post-election violence is gradually subsiding,” said Robert Besseling of EXX Africa, a business risk consultancy.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 24, 2019
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DR Congo set for historic political transition

“The opposition has run out of recourse to challenge the election results and the threat of widespread post-election violence is gradually subsiding,” said Robert Besseling of EXX Africa, a business risk consultancy.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 24, 2019
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Hypocrisy of African Union

He told me he didn’t expect anything short of incumbent Joseph Kabila rigging the election for his anointed successor, the ruling party’s candidate.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 26, 2019
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SA, Kenya join regional leaders in congratulating Tshisekedi for DRC poll win

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta say Sunday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court in Kinshasa confirms Felix Tshisekedi’s election win requires all actors to respect this exercise of DRC national sovereignty.

EWN , South Africa Jan 20, 2019