DR Congo divided over opposition chief’s election

In a country that has never known a peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960, Thursday’s announcement that an opposition candidate had won the December race to replace President Joseph Kabila was a historic first.

~ Capital News

Related Articles

100%

DR Congo divided over opposition chief’s election

In a country that has never known a peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960, Thursday’s announcement that an opposition candidate had won the December race to replace President Joseph Kabila was a historic first.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 11, 2019
90%

DR Congo divided over opposition chief's election

In a country that has never known a peaceful transfer of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960, Thursday's announcement that an opposition candidate had won the December race to replace President Joseph Kabila was a historic first.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 11, 2019
89%

DR Congo divided over opposition chief's election

KINSHASA - 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.

EWN , South Africa Jan 10, 2019
67%

DRC opposition chief wins vote as rival, church cry foul

KINSHASA - Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared winner of DR Congo’s presidential election, but his victory was dismissed by the runner-up and questioned by the Catholic church, clouding the vote’s legitimacy and hopes of pe...

EWN , South Africa Jan 9, 2019
61%

Pro-Kabila camp wins DR Congo legislative poll

Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to an AFP tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition sought a recount of the disputed presi...

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 12, 2019
61%

DR Congo’s shock vote result goes to Constitutional Court

He said he would challenge Corneille Nangaa, head of the Independent National Election Commission (CENI), “to produce the tally reports from polling stations in front of witnesses” and Congolese and international observers.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 11, 2019
61%

Pro-Kabila camp wins DRC legislative poll

Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to an AFP tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition sought a recount of the disputed presi...

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 12, 2019
58%

Pro-Kabila camp wins DRC legislative poll

Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to an AFP tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition sought a recount of the disputed presi...

New Vision , Uganda Jan 12, 2019
58%

DR Congo's shock vote result goes to Constitutional Court

The few pre-election opinion polls had flagged Fayulu as the clear favourite while Kabila critics predicted the outcome would be rigged in favour of Shadary rather than an opposition figure.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 11, 2019
58%

Pro-Kabila camp wins DRC legislative poll, recount sought for presidency

Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to an AFP tally of results released on Saturday, as the opposition sought a recount of the disputed pr...

News 24 , South Africa Jan 12, 2019
57%

DR Congo presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

New Vision , Uganda Jan 12, 2019
56%

DRC presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

The runner-up in DR Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

New Vision , Uganda Jan 13, 2019
56%

DR Congo presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 12, 2019
54%

Catholic Church rejects Congo vote result, loser decries "coup"

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo’s Catholic Church, one of the country’s most respected institutions, challenged Thursday’s official results from a chaotic presidential election, suggesting its tally did not give victory to opposition leader Felix Tshis...

Reuters , Africa Jan 10, 2019
53%

Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi clinches surprise win in presidential election

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) who was announced as the winner of the presidential elections walks after meeting to his supporters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republi...

Reuters , Africa Jan 10, 2019
53%

Catholic Church rejects Congo vote result, loser decries 'coup'

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congo’s presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a “coup”, dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years...

Reuters , Africa Jan 10, 2019
52%

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Pre-election polls gave businessman Martin Fayulu a healthy lead but his supporters believe President Joseph Kabila plans to rig the vote in favour of his hand-picked candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, or alternatively to forge a power-sharing ...

Reuters , Africa Jan 9, 2019
52%

Catholic Church rejects Congo vote result, loser decries 'coup'

The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congo’s presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a “coup”, dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years of independence.

The Star , Kenya Jan 11, 2019
52%

Congo ruling coalition wins legislative majority, constraining president-elect

The runner-up in the presidential election, Martin Fayulu, filed a fraud complaint on Saturday with Congo’s highest court to challenge the result, a campaign spokeswoman, Eve Bazaiba, told Reuters.

Reuters , Africa Jan 12, 2019
51%

DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

Preliminary results, scheduled for release Sunday, will now come out only next week, the head of the country’s electoral commission CENI told AFP just hours before the deadline.

Capital News , Kenya Jan 6, 2019