African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJoy and dismay at DR Congo election results The African Union (AU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to postpone the release of its presidential election results. The pan-African organisation, which aims to promote unity and democracy, says it has “serious doubts” about…

DR Congo: Nearly 900 killed in ethnic clashes last month, UN says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDR Congo’s journey into chaos Ethnic violence in western Democratic Republic of Congo left at least 890 dead over just three days last month, the UN says. “Credible sources” say clashes between Banunu and Batende communities took place in four villages in Yumbi, the UN Human Rights…

DR Congo election: Sadc proposes unity government

Image copyright AFP Image caption Martin Fayulu insists that he won the 30 December election The southern African regional body Sadc has called for a unity government in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the disputed presidential election. All political leaders should agree a negotiated settlement, it said. Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared winner…

DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu

Image copyright EPA Image caption Armed police patrolled a rally by Fayulu supporters on Friday Security forces have deployed near the residence of opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu in Democratic Republic of Congo. He insists he won last month’s election and is due to file a court petition. Mr Fayulu has demanded a manual recount….

How does Felix Tshisekedi’s poll victory in DR Congo add up?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJoy and dismay at DR Congo election results Felix Tshisekedi has been named as the provisional winner of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a historic victory for an opposition leader. But questions have been raised about the accuracy of the results amid accusations of…

DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Martin Fayulu said the declared winner had been nominated to perpetrate the Kabila regime The defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo’s presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court. Martin Fayulu told the BBC the people of the nation deserved to know the truth of the election, which…

DR Congo presidential election: Church questions results

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been jubilant celebrations from Felix Tshisekedi’s supporters The influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial presidential election. Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was named the winner on Thursday. However, the Church, which posted 40,000 election observers, says the result does not…

Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo’s tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. Provisional results put him ahead of another opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, and the ruling coalition’s Emmanuel Shadary. If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo gained independence. President…

DR Congo opposition candidate Fayulu says results ‘not negotiable’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Martin Fayulu, a former oil tycoon, says authorities must announce results to avoid further tension Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has warned election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to “disguise the truth” as tensions mount over the delayed result. Mr Fayulu said the “Congolese people already know”…