The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for calm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the announcement of the provisional results of the long-delayed presidential election.
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | African Regional leaders will meet in Addis Ababa tomorrow to help chat a way forward for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“Tensions were mounting while the CENI tabulated the results, notably in light of posturing by parties and candidates,” Leila Zerrougui, head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, told the meeting, according to the inter...
The South Sudanese government says that calm has returned to the country following an end to half a decade conflict that has claimed thousands of lives.
Felix Tshisekedi, leader of Congolese main opposition party the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)and Presidential candidate, attends an election event in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 21, 2018.
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 890 people are believed to have been killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo last month, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.
The Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI) is yet to release the results of the December 30, 2018 polls to choose a successor to long-term President Joseph Kabila after the elections were postponed three times over the last two years.
The Caf executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured of the safety of Kenyans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon amid tension fueled by election jitters and a failed coup.
The second-place finisher, former Exxon Mobil executive Martin Fayulu, says he won with more than 60 percent of votes based on his camp’s tallies, and that the official winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, struck a deal with Kabila.
The UN rights office said it had been informed by "credible sources" that at least 890 people were killed between December 16 and 18 in four villages in Yumbi territory, in Mai-Ndombe province, "in what appear to have been clashes between the Banu...
"It is crucial that this shocking violence be promptly, thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators be brought to justice," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement.
Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of last month’s chaotic presidential election, but the runner-up dismissed the outcome as an 'electoral coup'.
CAF preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations
PRETORIA - At South Africa’s request, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has postponed its meeting scheduled for Tuesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo where interim results of elections expected last Sunday have been delayed.
Ramaphosa has urged the commission, known as CENI, to complete the process to ensure the credibility of the election and to maintain stability.
SA called on the international community and particularly the 15-nation UN Security Council to support this with a balanced and measured approach.
Comeille Nangaa Yobeluo told the UN Security Council on Friday that the commission is waiting for final reports on the presidential election held December 30.
The health ministry noted a “positive trend in the epidemic in Beni,” with no new reported cases in the eastern city in a region that is also caught up in violence blamed on Islamist rebels from across the Ugandan border.
Western nations and observers have questioned the outcome of the December 30 poll, in which opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner, with Belgium, France and the United States saying they await details from election authorities ...
Dujarric added that all players have a responsibility to “help maintain an environment free of violence” to ensure the peaceful conclusion of the vote “in a manner that reflects the will of the Congolese people.”