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Felix Tshisekedi, leader of Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS).

Opposition leader Tshisekedi wins DRC’s presidential election

10 January 2019, 5:47 AM

The election result could lead to Congo’s first democratic transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, with longtime President Joseph Kabila due to step down in coming days.

Cyril Ramaphosa and Edgar Lungu

Ramaphosa, Lungu conclude ‘emergency meeting’ in Durban

9 January 2019, 4:04 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu concluded an emergency meeting in Durban to discuss the current developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC election panel may delay provisional results

3 January 2019, 2:48 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s election commission may have to postpone publication of provisional results for a long-awaited presidential vote, the panel’s chairperson told AFP on Thursday.

Someone casting their vote.

DRC vote counting in progress, amid internet shutdown

3 January 2019, 10:40 AM

The Democratic Republic of the Congo awaits results of the crucial vote after government allegedly shut down the internet to avoid post-election disorder.

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Kinshasa residents await results from disorderly election

2 January 2019, 3:55 PM

Locals in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on called on electoral officials to reveal the results of Sunday’s chaotic presidential election.

Disruptions continue in DRC elections

30 December 2018, 5:57 PM

Some voters complained they could not find their names on the rolls and flooded streets in Kinshasa prevented others from reaching their polling stations.

As Ebola threatens mega-cities, vaccine stockpile needs grow

21 December 2018, 11:44 AM

Doubts are growing about whether the world’s emergency stockpile of 300 000 Ebola vaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.

Bustling Ugandan border town on high alert for Ebola

19 December 2018, 8:05 PM

Stormwater from the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains swells the muddy Lhubiriha River that marks the often porous border between western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN calls for violence free elections in DRC

19 December 2018, 2:11 PM

The United Nations Security Council has called for “a violence-free environment” during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Presidential elections on Sunday.

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High stakes for friends and foes as DRC heads to polls

19 December 2018, 5:50 AM

From the countries who share the Democratic Republic of Congo’s vast border — some of which stirred its devastating conflicts — to international powers invested in peace efforts, the impact of upcoming elections looks set to reverberate far and wide.



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