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DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

5 January 2019, 8:00 PM

The DR Congo was on edge Saturday as officials delayed the announcement of preliminary results from a crucial presidential election amid growing pressure from world powers to respect voters’ wishes.

Kabila votes in Congo’s presidential election

30 December 2018, 10:12 AM

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila cast his ballot in Kinshasa on Sunday in the presidential elections that will see him step down after nearly 20 years in power since his father’s assassination in 2001.

Congo heads to the polls for tense, long-delayed presidential vote

30 December 2018, 8:12 AM

Polling stations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo opened on Sunday for a presidential election that could lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power but has been marred by campaign violence and chaotic preparations. President Joseph Kabila, in power since his father’s assassination in 2001, is due to step down after the vote […]

Ex-French diplomat unlikely favourite for Georgian president

27 October 2018, 6:31 AM

When Salome Zurabishvili arrived in Georgia in 2004 as French ambassador, few could have predicted that 15 years later she would be favourite to be elected president of the ex-Soviet nation.

From palace to prison: Brazil’s ex-president Lula in dates

1 September 2018, 6:45 AM

Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, was Friday dealt a blow by an electoral court that barred him from running in October’s presidential election.



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