Constitutional Court News

DR Congo court declares Tshisekedi winner of disputed poll

Announcing the final results of the long awaited poll, the Constitutional Court said Tshisekedi had won by a simple majority, paving the way for him to take over from longterm leader Joseph Kabila in an official ceremony on Tuesday.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 20, 2019

Party of declared DRC vote winner rejects AU intervention

DRC's Constitutional Court is poised to rule on a challenge to the election results by the declared runner-up, who alleges fraud.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 19, 2019

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll tonight

The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an appeal over the outcome of the December 30 vote to choose a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila, with runner-up Martin Fayulu claiming he was cheated of victory — an assertion repeated elsewhere.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 19, 2019

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an appeal over the outcome of the December 30 vote to choose a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila, with runner-up Martin Fayulu claiming he was cheated of victory -- an assertion repeated elsewhere.

IOL , South Africa Jan 19, 2019

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an appeal over the outcome of the December 30 vote to choose a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila, with runner-up Martin Fayulu claiming he was cheated of victory -- an assertion repeated elsewhere.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 19, 2019

Uncertainty in Congo as African Union leaders visit

While DRC’s Constitutional Court was expected to issue a decision on January 18 on the petition filed by opposition Martin Fayulu of the Lamuka Coalition, who claims he won the election, an African Union High-Level Consultative Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the Situation in DRC held in Addis Ababa on Thursday called for the suspension of the proclamation of the final results of the elections.

The East African , Kenya Jan 19, 2019

DR Congo election results: Who’s saying what?

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The outcome of the presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo lies in the hands of the Constitutional Court, where the declared runner-up Martin Fayulu has filed an appeal.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 19, 2019

DR Congo slaps down AU call to suspend final vote result

DR Congo rebuked the African Union on Friday over its calls to suspend the announcement of final results from presidential elections, insisting that the Constitutional Court assessing the vote's legality was impartial.

New Vision , Uganda Jan 19, 2019

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an appeal over the outcome of the disputed 30 December vote to choose a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila.

EWN , South Africa Jan 18, 2019

African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule within the next few days on a legal challenge to the result.

The Star , Kenya Jan 18, 2019