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DRC parliament elects speaker in delayed vote days after foiled coup

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters The Democratic Republic of Congo’s national assembly elected Vital Kamerhe, whose home was violently attacked on Sunday, as speaker in a delayed vote, a key step towards installing a government five months after a presidential election. The role of speaker makes Kamerhe, a close ally of President Felix Tshisekedi, […]

DRC army says it stopped attempted coup involving US citizens

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters A man in military fatigues speaks as others stand next to him inside the Palace of the Nation during an attempted coup in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 19th May, 2024 in this screen grab from a social media video. PICTURE: Christian Malanga/Handout via Reuters The leader of […]

Congolese President Tshisekedi sworn in for second term after disputed vote

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in for a second five-year term on Saturday after a landslide victory his opponents have refused to recognise due to widespread irregularities over the December general election. Authorities have acknowledged there were issues but dismissed allegations the vote was stolen. […]

DR Congo court confirms President Tshisekedi’s re-election

Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi flanked by first lady Denise Nyakeru salute supporters during a campaign rally at the Afia stadium in Goma, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 10th December, 2023

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday rejected two legal challenges to the provisional results of a contested presidential election last month and declared President Felix Tshisekedi the final winner. The verdict paves the way for Tshisekedi to serve another five years as head of Africa’s second-largest country and […]

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 police disperse banned election protest as opposition cries foul

Opposition supporters prepare to demonstrate, while riot police 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 Congolese police violently broke up a banned protest in the capital Kinshasa on Wednesday, leaving several people wounded, and one opposition leader said more marches were planned against last week’s vote. Disputes over the 20th December presidential and legislative elections threaten to further destabilise Democratic Republic of Congo, which is […]

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 […]