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Congo’s Catholic and Protestant churches demand inquiry into election issues

A supporter of holds a portrait of president Felix Tshisekedi of Union for Democracy and Social Progress as they prepare to celebrate ahead of the announcement of provisional results of the December presidential election, at their party's headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 31st December, 2023.

Kinshasa, Democratic Repiblic of CongoReuters Democratic Republic of Congo’s powerful Catholic bishops conference and Protestant churches on Thursday demanded an independent inquiry be opened into irregularities and alleged legal violations observed during December general elections. Congo’s CENI election commission said on Sunday that President Felix Tshisekedi had secured more than 73 per cent in the […]

Congo President Tshisekedi re-elected after contested poll

Independent National Electoral Commission officials and polling agents gather to count and tally casted ballot papers at a polling centre following the Presidential election in Goma, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 20th December, 2023

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has been re-elected for a second term after getting more than 73 per cent of the vote in a 20th December poll, the country’s election commission CENI said on Sunday. The declaration of the result follows days of opposition complaints about the way […]

Congo rules out election re-run as observers flag irregularities

Opposition supporters prepare to demonstrate, while riot police officers amass around Congolese opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu's headquarters to block a protest by the opposition who are calling for a re-run of last week's national election, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 27th December, 2023

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday refused opposition calls for a re-run of disputed elections, as the main observer mission reported “numerous irregularities” that could undermine some results.  Provisional results issued so far from the 20th December general election show President Felix Tshisekedi with a commanding […]

Congo releases first provisional election results after messy vote

A vendor sells food to polling agents at the Mavuno polling station after they worked long hours during the parliamentary and presidential elections, in Goma, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 21st December, 2023

Kinshasa/Beni, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday released a few early results from general elections after an unscheduled day-long ballot extension that has prompted some opposition candidates to cry foul and call for a rerun. The provisional results from the few thousand voters in the Congolese diaspora showed President Felix Tshisekedi […]

Congo extends voting for some after election marred by delays

Independent National Electoral Commission agent checks electoral materials at the Mavuno polling centre on the day of the presidential election in Goma, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 20th December, 2023

Kinshasa/Goma Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters Democratic Republic of Congo will extend voting in its presidential and legislative elections into Thursday for those unable to vote on Wednesday due to issues in opening some polling stations, the election commission said. The decision, which caps a chaotic and delay-plagued election day, is likely to meet with […]

Congo holds presidential vote after fraught campaign

Independent Electoral Commission agents load electoral kits onto trucks for deployment to the polling locations ahead of the Presidential election in Goma, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo on 19th December, 2023

Kinshasa/Goma, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Voters in Democratic Republic of Congo take part in a general election on Wednesday after a chaotic campaign marred by opposition allegations of impending fraud, electoral violence, and logistical setbacks that could prevent many from voting. For months, the CENI election commission has insisted it will deliver a free and […]

Opposition rejects Madagascar vote as counting underway

A Madagascan polling agent counts the ballot papers casted at a polling station during the presidential election in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on 16th November, 2023.

Antananarivo, MadagascarReuters Voting closed in the first round of Madagascar’s presidential election on Thursday, which took place despite a boycott by most opposition candidate and weeks of violent protests in the run-up to polling day. The election unfolded peacefully with a low-key security presence across the capital Antananarivo but turn-out was low. A Madagascan polling […]

Congo registers around 43.9 million voters for December general election

An anti-government demonstrator wears a Democratic Republic of Congo flag as he takes part in a riot, after security forces broke up an attempted demonstration organized by the opposition and civil society members over alleged irregularities in voter registration for the upcoming December elections, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 20th May, 2023.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Congo’s electoral commission has registered around 43.9 million voters for general elections in December compared to 40.4 million in the previous poll, it said on Monday, with some among the opposition alleging irregularities. Political tension is on the rise in Congo ahead of 20th December polls in which President Felix […]