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DR Congo on edge as presidential election results delayed

Election commission postpones release of initial results of presidential poll, raising fears of rigging and violence. Preliminary results from Democratic Republic of Congo’s tumultuous presidential election will be delayed past Sunday’s deadline, the head of the election commission has said. The announcement on Saturday has prompted fears the vote result could be manipulated, with analysts saying prolonged uncertainty could trigger deadly […]

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One Candidate Clearly Won DRC Election, Catholic Church Says

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Catholic bishops conference (CENCO) said on Thursday that results from Sunday’s presidential election in its possession show that one candidate has clearly won, but did not say which one. Donatien Nshole, the CENCO secretary-general, in a press conference also called on the national electoral commission to publish accurate results. The commission says it will publish complete […]